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Born Again tshirt

The tour went from August 1983 when it kicked off with dates at Birmingham NEC until March 1984. Support bands included Diamond Head.


Letter from Ozzy January 1980

I cannot recall how I obtained Ozzy's home address (too many years n' beers ago), but I obviously did. Adding a self addressed envelope may of helped - I knew he was on the dole at the time see (Ho ho...). I can still recall though seeing it lying on the floor and thinking 'Nooooooo!, surely not'!!


Eternal Idol solitary UK gig poster,1987

Managed to get this off some railings outside the Hammy. Phoned on and off days before the gig to check it was still on. Never got an answer, so just went for it. Gutted when turning a corner to see 'BLACK SABBATH CANCELLED' ! Hey ho...

Black Sabbath 1982 tour t-shirt

Mob Rules 1982 tour t-shirt. Obtained from a Nottingham shop keeper in exchange for some Sabbath/Ozzy collectables. originaly brought at the 1982 Bingley Hall gig on the Mob Rules tour.


Denim Jacket (1986)

Denim Jacket (1986). Featuring patches from Black Sabbath, Judas Priest & Led Zeppelin.


Donington ‘Monsters of Rock’ Festival Programme (1980)

Programme from the first ever Donington 'Monsters of Rock' Festival (1980) which took place on August 16. Included on the bill were: Rainbow, Scorpions, April Wine, Judas Priest, Saxon (who recorded as the semi-official live album Donnington: The Live Tracks), Riot, Touch etc.

denim jacket with patches

This is the denim jacket I pretty much lived in between 1986 and 1989, when it got a bit too small. Most patches came from a stall at Basingstoke market.


Tony Iommi Custom Jaydee Guitar

Built around Black Sabbath's 'Born Again' , here is another awesome Tony Iommi Jaydee custom guitar built by no other than Birmingham's guitar lutheir John Diggins , this guitar was used extensively in the 80's by Tony Iommi and more specifically on Black Sabbath albums such as Seventh Star, Headless Cross, Tyr and also Dehumanzier album in the early 90's , it was also used on stage during that time frame as well , the guitar could also bee seen on Sabbath music videos 'Trashed' and 'Zero the Hero'.The guitar is currently at Hard Rock Cafe San Diego.


School Photograph circa 1984

This is a school picture of me and my brother from about 1984. Just visible is my Black Sabbath T-shirt and his AC/DC one. Though I was only 9 at the time I can clearly remember asking to be bought the T-shirts while we were on holiday in Blackpool, or was that Bridlington? At that time I don't think either of us particularly owned or listened to our own music and I'm pretty sure we didn't know who Sabbath or AC/DC were so the only explanation I have for wanting those shirts was because they looked cool! Mine had a picture of the grim reaper on the front and his a man being electrocuted. 26 years later though and I can honestly say I love Sabbath and can't think of a cooler picture of me as a kid...well there is that one of us in Scarborough standing with Darth Vader.


Heaven & Hell tshirt

Heaven & Hell tour tshirt. The tour stretched from April 1980 well into 1981.


Levi’s 501s with patches

These were the jeans I'd always wear to gigs in Manchester in the mid/late 80s, and over time I added patches, bleach, safety pins, etc. Eventually, my mum complained about "the state of them!" and insisted I threw them out. I would go out wearing other jean,s with these jeans in a plastic bag, and would change into them on the train. There are four Black Sabbath patches, one Led Zeppelin, and one Kerrang. I added the beer towel to cover a massive hole I accidenally created with the over-enthusiastic use of bleach.