Guitarist with the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, the group known for albums like Paranoid and Master of Reality.
He lost the tip of two of his fingers while working at a sheet metal factory, but he was inspired to continue playing after listening to a Django Reinhardt album.
He learned how to play the guitar left-handed.
He has been married to Susan Snowden, a model named Melinda, a British woman named Valery, and Maria Sjoholm. He had his first child, a daughter named Toni-Marie, in 1983.
He was a prominent member of the band Black Sabbath with Ozzy Osbourne.