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Fact #100857


Short story:

Blues-rock band Earth play the first of seven nights at The Star Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe, supported by Junior's Eyes and The Tremors. Soon after returning to the UK, Earth will announce that they are changing their name to Black Sabbath.

Full article:

Jim Simpson (manager, Earth/Black Sabbath) : They were always captivating, very in-your-face live, but the thing that really made them tight was a stint as Earth at The Star Club in Hamburg in August 1969. I remember that when they came back Tony's fingers were bleeding and Ozzie couldn't speak. They'd been playing every day from eight at night til four in the morning, 45 minutes on, fifteen off.

(Source : interview with Johnny Black for Classic Rock, November 2013)

Ozzy Osbourne : We used to play really loud. As loud as we could get it, trying to drown out all the conversation in the club.

(Source : not known)