Tony Iommi celebrates his 73rd birthday today (February 19th). The Black Sabbath song “Iron Man” written by Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward was done during the same session as “Paranoid,” but guitarist Tony Iommi says the album’s overall success is the most memorable thing about that time.
“It was on the same session, y’know, we done it very quick. And all the Paranoid album was nothing memorable as far as doing each track. And what I did remember is we were so pleased when we done that album. We really enjoyed that album, as we did the first one. And of course it went, in England, straight to number-one, so for us we were like thrilled.”