BLACK SABBATH: 'How Black Was Our Sabbath' To Be Published Soon

September 10, 2003

A brand new BLACK SABBATH biography, titled "How Black Was Our Sabbath", is due soon through Panmacmillan/Sidgwick & Jackson books. Described as "the definitive BLACK SABBATH story, covering the Ozzy Osbourne years, from the band's inception in 1968 through to the demise of the 'Prince of Darkness' at the end of the 1970s," "How Black Was Our Sabbath" (view cover here) is "the story of BLACK SABBATH as told by the people who were closest to the band during these years, the full-time roadcrew. A true rollercoaster of history, covering the 'godfathers' of heavy metal in their heyday."

Co-author Graham Wright was assistant to BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward in the 1970s. Since working for BLACK SABBATH, he has completed many major tours, including UFO, THE SCORPIONS, TINA TURNER and THE ROLLING STONES. He is also an artist and has had his work exhibited in the U.K. and the USA. He is married with two children and lives in Teesside.

David Tangye was road manager for Cumbrian band NECROMANDUS before becoming personal assistant and close friend of Ozzy Osbourne during the SABBATH years. When Ozzy started his solo career David helped contact musicians, and arrange auditions and was present when Ozzy recorded "Blizzard of Ozz" and "Diary of a Madman" albums. He went on to complete Ozzy's first solo U.K. and American tours. Following his departure from the Osbourne camp, David decided to hang up his string of backstage passes and leave the music business. He lives near Cockermouth in Cumbria.

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