Friday 19th February (Tony Iommi’s birthday)

The Heart, 28 Grange Road, Aston, B6 6LA.

8 – 11.20pm.

Fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support and Wythall Animal Sanctuary as nominated by Tony Iommi.

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The Quiz

A fun general knowledge (popular culture, national/global events) quiz with questions focusing on the period 1948-1970 when the lads were growing up in Aston. You don’t need to be a Black Sabbath expert to enjoy it. And it will be fun. The questions will be road tested at a ‘warm up gig’ (Secret Sabbathology) and with a few exceptions to make it competitive, have been written with a view to raising some smiles.

Teams of up to five people. Entry is included in the ticket price.

First Prize – A bespoke Crossroads of Sabbath tour for up to eight people to take place before the end of the year.

Second Prize – Five places on an advertised Crossroads of Sabbath tour.

Third Prize – Five ‘Proud to be a Brummie’ diaries

Best Team name prize – TBC

The Trophy will be engraved with the winning team name and go forward to future events. In 2017 the trophy will be sent to Lincoln Park, Detroit to arrive back in Brum during  2018.sabbathologytrophy_2

The Raffle

Raffle prizes have been generously donated by local businesses

1st Prize – An original, framed Norman Hood cartoon of Tony Iommi – donated by Norman Hood

2nd Prize – Two tickets for An Audience With Tony Iommi at Town Hall – donated by Equator Music and Performances Birmingham

3rd Prize – Two Towers Brewery Tour – donated by Two Towers Brewery

4th Prize – Two tickets for Tyketto at The Robin 2 on Saturday 12th March

5th Prize – A meal for two at The Jam House

6th Prize – A private karaoke & recording session at Robannas Studios

7th Prize – A family ticket for Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum

8th Prize – Brummegen Magzines and ‘Proud to be Brummie” diaries from Carl Chinn

9th Prize – T shirt by Ellena Donion of Milque Records/Warstone Tattoo.

Raffle tickets are available on a suggested donations basis in advance to those not attending as well as on the night.




Framed original Norman Hood cartoon – 300×210

Tony’s birthday Card

Sign the gathering’s joint birthday card for Tony for a suggested donation of five pounds.

Fine wines

With the mark up (TBC) going to the charity fund.

The birthday boy himself will be preparing for the gig in Detroit that night. Which is fitting as part of the ‘performance’ element at the close of the evening involves ‘twinning’ Lincoln Park, Detroit (home of the MC5) with Aston, Birmingham (home of Sabbath)


Music (from records)

Black Sabbath’s influences, to those they have influenced.

After a formal round of toasts and prizes for the winning teams – some loud and proud Black Sabbath.

8pm – Doors – Music – The Influences

9pm – The quiz part one

10pm – Music – The Influenced

10.30 – The quiz part two

10.45 – The prizes/the toast & Music – The Sabbath – four tracks loud and proud


Admission Tickets




The Heart, Aston

Future events (relevant venues in Aston TBC)

Thursday 5th May (Bill’s birthday)

Sunday 17th July (Geezer’s birthday)

Saturday 3rd December (Ozzy’s birthday)

And on the same dates in 2017/18/19/20 … til we drop

The toast

TBC but something along the lines of:

“The companion of joy, the medicine of sorrow. The engine of identity and the fuel of tomorrow.”

The Music – a sample playlist of what you will be hearing on the night

The on going support of Macmillan Cancer Support’s Fundraising Manager for North Birmingham & The Black Country and staff at Wythall Animal Sanctuary is gratefully acknowledged.

Macmillan Cancer Support (261017)

Wythall Animal Sanctuary (1137681)