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Ozzy Osbourne - 100% match to Black Sabbath

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John Michael Osbourne, 3 December 1948, Aston, Birmingham, England. In January 1979 this highly individual and by now infamous vocalist and songwriter left Black Sabbath, a band whose image and original musical direction he had helped to shape. His own band was set up with Lee Kerslake, formerly of Uriah Heep, on drums, Rainbow’s Bob Daisley (bass) and Randy Rhoads (b. Read more

Dio - 90% match to Black Sabbath

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Ronnie James Dio - 90% match to Black Sabbath

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Ronald Padavona, 10 July 1940, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA. Dio was raised in New York, USA, and served his musical apprenticeship in the late 50s with school-based bands such as the Vegas Kings, Ronnie And The Rumblers and Ronnie And the Redcaps (one single, ‘Lover’/’Conquest’, in 1958). From 1961-67 he led Ronnie Dio And the Prophets, not solely as a Read more

Deep Purple - 80% match to Black Sabbath

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Deep Purple evolved in 1968 following sessions to form a band around former Searchers drummer Chris Curtis (Christopher Crummey, 26 August 1941, Oldham, Lancashire, England). Jon Lord (b. 9 June 1941, Leicester, Leicestershire, England; keyboards) and Nick Simper (b. 3 November 1945, Norwood Green, Southall, Middlesex, England; bass), veterans, respectively, of the Artwoods Read more

Judas Priest - 76% match to Black Sabbath

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This enduring heavy metal outfit was formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969, by K.K. Downing (Kenneth Downing, 27 October 1951, West Bromwich, Warwickshire, England; guitar) and close friend, Ian Hill (b. 20 January 1951, England; bass). As another hopeful, struggling young rock band, they played their first gig in Essington in 1971 with a line-up completed by Alan Atkins (b Read more

Testament - 76% match to Black Sabbath

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This US thrash act was one of the first to emerge from San Francisco’s Bay Area in Metallica’s wake in the 80s. Originally formed as Legacy in 1983, becoming Testament two years later, the line-up included vocalist Steve Souza alongside Alex Skolnick (29 September 1968, Berkeley, California, USA, replacing original guitarist Derrick Ramirez), Eric Peterson (b. 14 M Read more

Heaven & Hell - 75% match to Black Sabbath

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Rainbow - 68% match to Black Sabbath

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In May 1975, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (Richard Hugh Blackmore, 14 April 1945, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England) left Deep Purple, forming Rainbow the following year. His earlier involvement with American band Elf led to his recruitment of the latter’s Ronnie James Dio (b. Ronald Padavona, 10 July 1940, New Hampshire, USA; vocals), Mickey Lee Soule, (keyboards), C Read more

Motörhead - 64% match to Black Sabbath

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In 1975, Lemmy (Ian Fraser Kilmister, 24 December 1945, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England; vocals/bass) was sacked from Hawkwind after being detained for five days at Canadian customs on possession charges. The last song he wrote for them was entitled ‘Motörhead’, and, after ditching an earlier suggestion, Bastard, this became the name of the band he form Read more

Iron Maiden - 58% match to Black Sabbath

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Formed in London, England, in 1975, Iron Maiden was from the start the brainchild of Steve Harris (Stephen Percy Harris, 12 March 1957, Leytonstone, London, England; bass), formerly a member of pub rockers Smiler. Named after a medieval torture device, the music was suitably heavy and hard on the senses. The heavy metal scene of the late 70s was widely regarded as stagnant, Read more

Saxon - 53% match to Black Sabbath

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Formed in the north of England in 1976, Saxon were originally known as Son Of A Bitch and spent their early days paying dues in clubs and small venues up and down the UK, with Peter ‘Biff’ Byford (5 January 1951, Barnsley, England; vocals), Graham Oliver (b. 6 July 1952, Mexborough, England; guitar), Paul Quinn (guitar), Steve Dawson (b. Steven Dawson, 1951, Englan Read more

AC/DC - 48% match to Black Sabbath

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This theatrical Australian hard rock band was formed in November 1973 by Malcolm Young (6 January 1953, Glasgow, Scotland; rhythm guitar) after the demise of his previous outfit, the Velvet Underground (no relation to the US group). Young, whose elder brother George had already achieved stardom in Australia as a member of the Easybeats, also enlisted his younger brother, Ang Read more

Mercyful Fate - 47% match to Black Sabbath

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This seminal black metal act was formed in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1980 by vocalist King Diamond (Kim Bendix Petersen, 14 June 1956, Copenhagen, Denmark) and guitarist Hank Shermann (b. Rene Krolmark, Denmark; ex-Brats). Benny Petersen (guitar), Old Nick (drums), and C. Volsing (guitar) appeared on early demos, but the original line-up coalesced around Diamond, Shermann, Mic Read more

Metallica - 47% match to Black Sabbath

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The most consistently innovative metal band of the late 80s and 90s was formed in 1981 in California, USA, by Lars Ulrich (26 December 1963, Gentofte, Denmark; drums) and James Alan Hetfield (b. 3 August 1963, Downey, California, USA; guitar/vocals) after each separately advertised for fellow musicians in the classified section of American publication The Recycler. They reco Read more

Led Zeppelin - 46% match to Black Sabbath

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This pivotal heavy rock quartet was formed in September 1968 by British guitarist Jimmy Page (James Patrick Page, 9 January 1944, Heston, Middlesex, England) following the demise of his former band, the Yardbirds. John Paul Jones (b. John Baldwin, 3 January 1946, Sidcup, Kent, England; bass/keyboards), a respected arranger and session musician, replaced original member Chris Read more

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