Black Sabbath 50 years exhibition launch in Birmingham


[Applause and cheering from the crowd] Alexander Milas:
Ladies and gentleman once again give it up for these magnificent people. [Applause and cheering from the crowd] Alexander:
Ask you the most obvious question. What does it mean to you to be standing here seeing your music celebrated in this way? Tony Iommi:
I can’t describe it. It is fantastic. It is a great honour for us to be here and great to see you all. Alexander:
Geezer what does it feel like seeing 50 years of your musical history preserved in this way? Geezer Butler:
It is incredible. You just don’t realise that 50 years has gone by so fast. And walking around the exhibition just brings back a lot of memories. You can’t believe it was so long ago. It is great that it is here in Birmingham. Tony:
We were only 3. [Audience laughs] Alexander:
What are some of your favourite objects? What memories were conjured in the creation of this project? Geezer:
I think that all the hard work that has gone into it has been overwhelming to me. You can tell there is a hell of a lot of work gone into it a lot of thought. And it is great that all the fans stuff has been involved in it. I love the motorbike by the way. Tony:
Have you seen it yet? Have you been around? Alexander:
We are going to go down in a few minutes. Tony:
It is great. There is some great stuff. We were really impressed with it. It is marvellous. Alexander:
What does it mean to you to see it not just a celebration of your history but also a celebration of Birmingham and the Black Country? The fact it came from here. Does it make you proud that it has been set up and acknowledged in this way? Tony:
I can’t hear. Alexander:
How does it make you feel to see the history of Birmingham and the Black Country your home town celebrated and acknowledged in this way? Tony:
It is fantastic. For us to have this happen. All the things that’s happening for Sabbath now after all these years Birmingham finally accepting us and made a big thing of it. It is a great thing for the fans. For people to come and look at and see. We were impressed with it. It is great. We were trying to nick half the stuff. [Audience laughs] Geezer:
We’ve got the security making sure we don’t steal anything. But it is great. I said to Tony can you imagine when we started in Aston that this would end up like this? It is absolutely amazing. Alexander:
How does it feel to see artefacts related to your history sitting along other priceless works of art? Is it surreal for you? Geezer:
The whole thing surreal to me. [Audience laughs] The place I used to come when I was a kid because it was free. Walk here from Aston every weekend. And to come and see Black Sabbath the great big gold logo of Black Sabbath is amazing. Alexander:
I think I am speaking for everyone here when I say it is absolutely brilliantly deserved. Thank you so much for everything you have done. Thank you for all the work you have done with Lisa Meyer. Please give a huge round of applause. [Applause and cheering from the crowd] Tony:
Thank you.

2 thoughts on “Black Sabbath 50 years exhibition launch in Birmingham

  1. Godfathers of Doom
    Thank you Birmingham for everything in celebrating 50 years of our Black Sabbath. We the fans love them as they love us. m/

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