Frank Anthony Iommi was born on February 19th, 1948 in Aston, Birmingham, UK. He played in at least two bands with Bill Ward before teaming up with the other Black Sabbath members. In 1969 he joined a band called Jethro Tull for a very short while, and was supposedly thrown out because of his drug abuse. He appeared on one BBC TV broadcast with them though.
After Ronnie James Dio and Vinny Appice left Black Sabbath in October 1982, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler continued in it. However, the line-up changed several times between 1982 and 1991, with Tony Iommi being the only original member remaining in the band all the time. In 1991 Ronnie James Dio rejoined the band. After Ronnie had again left them, Tony Iommi continued in Black Sabbath planning the original line-up reunion - which eventually never saw the light.
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