Tony Iommi

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Iommi in 2014, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Anthony Frank Iommi

Place of Birth: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 19 February, 1948

Ethnicity: Italian [including Sicilian]

Tony Iommi is a British musician, songwriter, producer, and writer. He is the lead guitarist of rock band Black Sabbath. Other members of the band are Geezer Butler and Ozzy Osbourne.

Tony is the son of Maria Sylvia (Baciocchi) and Anthony Iommi. His father was born in England, or in Brazil, to Italian parents from the Province of Frosinone, Lazio. His mother was born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. Tony was brought up in a Catholic household.

In his book Iron Man: My Journey through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath, 2011, Tony wrote “I think my nan [paternal grandmother] was from Brazil.” If this is the case, it is still possible that Tony’s paternal grandmother was of Italian descent.

Tony’s paternal grandfather likely was named Francesco/Frank Iommi.

Tony’s paternal grandmother likely was named Maria L. Musticone.

Source: Marriage record of Tony’s parents –

5 Responses

  1. transemacabre says:

    90% sure his paternal grandparents were the Frank and Maria Iommi who appear in Birmingham on the 1939 Register.

    Francesco, or Frank, was born 1893 and died in 1962.There’s a marriage record for him in 1915 to Maria L. Musticone in Birmingham. I’d say it’s unlikely that their son Anthony was born in Brazil but not out of the realm of possibility. Unfortunately, the 1939 Register doesn’t show place of birth.

  2. jorger65 says:

    didn’t know he was (possibly) part Brazilian, cool
    also, add the tag “Italian-Brazilian” please

  3. andrew says:

    Marriage record of Tony’s parents:

    So his mom is not called Silvia Maria Valenti.

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