Bill Ward

Bill Ward was born as William Ward on May 5th, 1948 in UK. Before forming Black Sabbath with the other original Black Sabbath members, he played together with Tony Iommi in at least two bands. Bill Ward left Black Sabbath suddenly in August 1980, only a day before they were supposed to play in Hawaii to a sold-out audience. The reason Ward gave was the family problems, as well as health problems. Ward had serious drug and alcohol problems. After parting his ways with Black Sabbath, he rejoined them in 1983 for a while and then continued on solo career.


Black Sabbath without Ronnie James Dio
Black Sabbath with Ronnie James Dio
Solo career

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