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 the 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.

Source: Marriage record of Tony’s parents – https://familysearch.org

3 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Marriage record of Tony’s parents: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QVDS-1L3S

    So his mom is not called Silvia Maria Valenti.

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