Besides being a member amongst Black Sabbath, aka the godfathers of heavy metal, bassist Geezer Butler can now add honoree to his list of accolades, as he was honored this weekend in Birmingham on the cities Walk of Stars.
Soccer is a big deal in England, much like baseball is in the United States. During halftime at a Aston Villa vs. Burton Albion on Saturday (February 3rd), Butler was honored with his star.
All came out to witness the tremendous honor bestowed upon Butler, including fellow Black Sabbath band mate Tony Iommi, who wrote, “I was so pleased to see my dear friend Geezer Butler last night and to finally see him joining myself and Ozzy [Osbourne] on Broad St Walk Of Stars in Birmingham. He received his award on the pitch of his favourite football team Aston Villa. Congratulations Geez!”
Black Sabbath is a band that has done quite a lot for the city of Birmingham, rising from the ashes of what would appear to be a no win road in life. As four men from the broken down city climbed up to be one of the most famous men to come from it, it’s amazing how such a close knit unit from a small city, could make such a massive impact on it, along with the world.
Lord Mayor of #Birmingham presenting me with my Walk of Stars plaque @AVFCOfficial. Great day! Thank you so much to all involved!
I was so pleased to see my dear friend Geezer Butler last night and to finally see him joining myself and Ozzy on Broad…
JT “Doc” Berry \m/