Mothers membership card (1968)
The Rare Breed advert
The Kinks ' You Really Got Me' 7" single (1964). Credited by many as being one of the first 'heavy metal' songs.
Melody Maker article 9th November 1968
Dennis Wheatley novel
Ozzy first band recordings found from 1966
Various Birmingham blues band business cards.
Original Laney purchase ledger (approx 1968-69)
Blues Folk Festival poster
Rare photograph of Black Sabbath during recording of their self-titled album at Regent Sound Studio (1969)
Melody Maker (1969) - The Blues still dominated the front pages up until the late 60's.
Roosevelt Sykes 7 inch EP (1963)
As part of the Metal on Film programme 1-4th September 2011 the Italian cut of the film that Black Sabbath take their name from was screened.
This is a photo of Earth or Black Sabbath on stage.
Rare Breed gig advert for 13th January 1968 at Cofton Country Club, Warren Lane, Rednal
Henry's Bueshouse membership card
Mothers t shirt
Midnight City membership card
Champion Jack Dupree on stage at Henry's Blues House, upstairs at The Crown, Hill Street, Birmingham.
To the Devil a Daughter - Dennis Wheatley (1968)
Pages from Birmingham Central Library archives.
One of the most interesting items from the 40 Years of Heavy Metal and Its Unique Birth Place Exhibition.