Author(s): Dave Tangye
Black Sabbath are the ultimate heavy rock band. They have sold millions of albums worldwide, with ardent fans across the globe. Dave Tangye and Graham Wright were in the crew during the seventies, the band's heyday, and have the stories to prove it. For the first time they cover in detail the early days of the group, including a certain gig in the Scottish borders, where they were almost beaten up by the local farmers. As the Sabs rose to fame and notoriety, touring Europe, Australia and America, delighting fans and disgusting law-abiding members of the public, incidents of bad behaviour stack up alarmingly. Full of new information, How Black Was Our Sabbath is a real Spinal Tap story, a warm, funny, poignant tribute to four mates from Birmingham who became the biggest heavy rock band in the world.
They were the first and ultimate heavy metal band. Their electrifying brand of hard rock and hell-raising behavior made them legends. Now, two of the band's crew members look back fondly on life on the road with "Black Sabbath".
Dave Tangye was Ozzy's assistant throughout the seventies, and Graham Wright was assistant to drummer Bill Ward.