Black Sabbath super fan's living room rebuilt in museum


Blackleaf
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A Black Sabbath super fan has had his living room rebuilt at a museum as part of an exhibition celebrating 50 years of the band.

Stephen Knowles said his room was his own mini museum to Sabbath.

It is part of a number of pieces at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery in the first of a series of shows celebrating the history of Heavy Metal.

The exhibition, opening on Wednesday, also features a fan's motorcycle adapted in tribute to the band.


Black Sabbath super fan's living room rebuilt in museum

25 June 2019
BBC News


Stephen Knowles' living room has been described as a "mini-museum" to Black Sabbath

A Black Sabbath super fan has had his living room rebuilt at a museum as part of an exhibition celebrating 50 years of the band.

Stephen Knowles said his room was his own mini museum to Sabbath.

It is part of a number of pieces at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery in the first of a series of shows celebrating the history of Heavy Metal.

The exhibition, opening on Wednesday, also features a fan's motorcycle adapted in tribute to the band.

Black Sabbath was founded by Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward in Aston, Birmingham, in 1968.

They are credited with inventing the distinctive riffs that characterised the Heavy Metal sound.


Stephen Knowles has also donated a portion of his Sabbath T-shirt collection to the exhibition

Mr Knowles, 53, from Dudley, first became a fan of the band in the early 70s.

His collection began small, he said, buying his first T-shirt in Birmingham's Bullring shopping centre in 1975.

But he now has more than 1,000 Sabbath T-shirts, and has travelled all over the world to watch the band play.

His living room is covered in pictures of him and the band, tour posters, T-shirts, backstage passes, badges, programmes and a framed record.


The exhibition will feature historical photos and memorabilia sourced directly from all of the original Black Sabbath members


Ozzy Osbourne's Gucci Leather Waistcoat has been donated to the exhibition by Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne...


...as have his glasses

In total 250 items have been taken from his collection, though he said this represented only a "tiny part" of his full collection, which he estimated had cost him tens of thousands of pounds.

"They had lots of changes to their management in the early 70s and lots of their albums were reissued," Mr Knowles said.

"It started off trying to collect the original Vertigo ones, then it got slightly out of hand."

The museum said the exhibition "celebrates Black Sabbath from the perspective of their fans" and would include key costumes loaned by the band members themselves, including an outfit worn by Geezer Butler at a concert at Birmingham's Town Hall and featured in the gatefold of the 1972 Vol 4 album; Ozzy Osborne's glasses; Tony Iommi's home studio and a part of Bill Ward's drum kit used in the 1974 Cal Jam, in which Black Sabbath performed in front of 250,000 people.


Ric Lovett's motorcycle has been adapted in tribute to the band

Ric Lovett, 52, from Winchester in Hampshire, said it had taken about four years to get his custom motorbike in its current form.

From custom airbrush work, engraving, a plectrum embedded in the master cylinder and moulded hands to hold up the back mudguard, every element of the bike has been adapted to honour Sabbath.

He said: "I first got into Sabbath when I was about 11, a friend owed me something and he gave me his brother's Black Sabbath album to repay the debt.

"I listened to it and it sounded so different to everything I had ever heard, as a child I thought 'I don't know if I am supposed to be listening to this'.

"And it has always stayed like that, it is never out of style because it was never in style."



https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...ngham-48744232
 
darkbeaver
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I can,t even explain why I have been addicted to Black Sabbath for decades. As soon as their first notes explode over the radio I crank up the VOLUME.
 
Curious Cdn
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Classy
 
Blackleaf
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Sabbath are the only band who have a member, as far as I'm aware, who bit the head off a bat.

All other bands are pussies.
 
Danbones
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Oh, I dunno...


Hear How Alice Cooper’s Infamous Chicken Incident Really Happened

Dunaway reveals that the story of concertgoers throwing the chicken onstage was concocted to “get us off the hook with animal protection organizations, who, after the chicken incident, showed up at every Alice Cooper gig to prevent our murdering chickens, which we never did.”

In Behind the Music, the singer recalls speaking with Frank Zappa, who ran the band’s label at the time, the next day. “I get the call from Zappa saying, ‘Did you kill the chicken onstage?'” he says. “I said, ‘No.’ He said, ‘Well, don’t tell anybody. Everybody loves it. You are the most notorious character of all time now.'”
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/m...ppened-178540/
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

Oh, I dunno...

Hear How Alice Cooper’s Infamous Chicken Incident Really Happened
Dunaway reveals that the story of concertgoers throwing the chicken onstage was concocted to “get us off the hook with animal protection organizations, who, after the chicken incident, showed up at every Alice Cooper gig to prevent our murdering chickens, which we never did.”
In Behind the Music, the singer recalls speaking with Frank Zappa, who ran the band’s label at the time, the next day. “I get the call from Zappa saying, ‘Did you kill the chicken onstage?'” he says. “I said, ‘No.’ He said, ‘Well, don’t tell anybody. Everybody loves it. You are the most notorious character of all time now.'”
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/m...ppened-178540/

Alice Cooper seems like an act. Ozzy Osbourne seems to be the real deal.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Alice Cooper seems like an act. Ozzy Osbourne seems to be the real deal.

They're both fecking geriatric!

I can tell you that because we listened to both of them when we were teenagers. I'm well into my sixties and they are both a lot older than I am.
 
Danbones
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Alice has a new band with a new single out there just the other day, Mr Fakenews.

May. 17, 2019

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https://alicecooper.com/new-single-t...prise-out-now/

Vampires! Hooda thought they would come out with something like that, eh?
Last edited by Danbones; Jul 3rd, 2019 at 05:40 AM..
 

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