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Bill Ward

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Bill Ward was created in Birmingham, Britain, in 1948. His fascination with drumming began like a child and by age group 15, he was playing gigs. Ward performed in several rings before conference up with Tony Iommi in 1964. Each of them worked well together within the group Mythology before they fulfilled up with Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler within the music group Polka Tulk Blues. The blues music group later transformed their name to Globe, but that moniker was destined never to stick with them lengthy. Rather, in 1969 they truly became Dark Sabbath and that could end up being a change that could transform Ward’s and the others of bandmembers’ lives permanently. In 1970, they released their self-titled debut and their popularity began. It had been just a few brief months later on when Paranoid premiered and the real glory would actually begin. Ward remained with them through what many consider to become the classic amount of the group, even though Osbourne was ousted in 1978. He was an associate of the music group through the 1st recording to feature Ronnie Wayne Dio in Osbourne’s place, 1980’s Heaven & Hell. In 1981, nevertheless, Ward remaining Sabbath to try out in Maximum Havoc, but that had not been to become anything near a permanent placement because he still experienced Black Sabbath function to do. Therefore in 1983, he rejoined the group for the documenting of the Given birth to Again recording. But this stick with the music group had not been destined to last so long as his earlier tenure. He was out once again the following 12 months. He started drumming using the music group England’s Glory in 1985, but by 1986 experienced formed his personal group, simply known as the Expenses Ward Music group. That group released their debut in 1989 entitled Ward One: On the way. That group’s second launch, Once the Bough Breaks, will be a complete eight years off, though. Actually then, it could only be accessible as a restricted launch until 1999. By that point, the initial lineup of Dark Sabbath experienced reunited in past due 1997 and Ward, needless to say, was up to speed. His wellness became a concern in 1998, though, when he experienced a mild coronary attack during rehearsals for Sabbath’s upcoming tour. Luckily, though, Ward produced a complete recovery and it has been with Sabbath since. He also discovered time to focus on Iommi’s single launch, Iommi. Certainly an instant of satisfaction in Ward’s lifestyle emerged in 2000 when he and Dark Sabbath had been honored with an extended overdue Grammy Prize.

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Full Name Bill Ward
Height 1.72 m
Profession Drummer, Songwriter
Nationality English
Children Nigel Ward, Aaron Ward, Emily Ward
Awards Academy of Country Music Awards Jim Reeves International Award
Music Groups Black Sabbath, Mythology, Bakerloo
Music Songs Paranoid, Iron Man, War Pigs, The Wizard, Snowblind, Fairies Wear Boots, Children of the Grave, N.I.B., Sweet Leaf, Planet Caravan, Electric Funeral, Sabbra Cadabbra, Into the Void, Symptom of the Universe, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Changes, Dirty Women, Hand of Doom, A National Acrobat, Killing Yourself to Live, Neon Knights, Children of the Sea, Supernaut, Hole in the Sky, Lord of This World, Die Young, Sign of the Southern Cross, Wheels of Confusion, The Mob Rules, Behind the Wall of Sleep, Solitude, Lady Evil
Albums Ward One: Along the Way, Accountable Beasts, When the Bough Breaks, Heaven and Hell, Master of Reality, Sabotage, Technical Ecstasy, Born Again, Never Say Die!, Paranoid, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Live at Last, Live Evil, Cross Purposes, Reunion, Inside Black Sabbath – 1970–1992, Past Lives, Black Sabbath: The Dio Years, Greatest Hits, The Best of Black Sabbath, We Sold Our Soul for Rock 'n' Roll, Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970–1978), Symptom of the Universe: The Original Black Sabbath 1970–1978, Iron Man: The Best of Black Sabbath, The Rules of Hell, Greatest Hits 1970-1978, The Vinyl Collection 1970-1978
Nominations The British Soap Award for Villain of the Year, The British Soap Award for Best Dramatic Performance, The British Soap Award for Best On-Screen Partnership, British Academy Television Award for Best Entertainment Programme, The British Soap Award for Best Actor
Movies A Dark Reflection, The Great Ghost Rescue, The Ballad of a Gunfighter, The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies, Hidden Guns, War Arrow, Gold Raiders, To Each His Own, Experiment Perilous, The Haunting of Ellie Rose, We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'n Roll
TV Shows Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Emmerdale Omnibus


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1 Whilst in his 20s he worked as an advertising executive.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In Deep 2002 TV Series Policeman
Jonathan Creek 2001 TV Series Vernon Spools
Adam and Steve 2000 Short Adam
Scent of Burning Mortar 2000 Video short Jeremiah
Secret Places 1984 Mr. Watts
Emmerdale 2013-2016 TV Series James Barton
The Haunting of Ellie Rose 2015 Frank
A Dark Reflection 2015 Terry
Nothing More 2014 Short
Silent Witness 2013 TV Series Hearns
Doctors 2009-2012 TV Series Reverend Roderick McAllister / Larry Bryan
Crime Stories 2012 TV Series Carl Thompson
Casualty 2012 TV Series Vaughan Morrison
The Great Ghost Rescue 2011 Lord Alfred Seymour
Tangled 2010 TV Movie Nick Hobbes
Everything But the Ball 2009 TV Movie Geoff
Robin Hood 2009 TV Series Rufus
The Bill 2003-2008 TV Series Rob Towler / Charlie Phillips
Heartbeat 2008 TV Series Mad Dan Neeley
Midsomer Murders 2008 TV Series Sam Nelms
Cold Blood 2007 TV Mini-Series Paul Attwell
Coronation Street 2003-2007 TV Series Charlie Stubbs
Fallen 2004 TV Movie Sykes
Holby City 2003 TV Series Patrick Sanders
EastEnders 2003 TV Series Mike Parker
Rose and Maloney 2002 TV Series Mickey
Footballers' Wives 2002 TV Series Mike Grainger

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs 2008 TV Movie writer: "Heaven and Hell"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
All Star Family Fortunes 2014 TV Series Himself
The Wright Stuff 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest Panelist
Coronation Street: 50 Years, 50 Moments 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Paul O'Grady Show 2007 TV Series Himself
Breakfast 2007 TV Series Himself
The British Soap Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Himself
This Morning 2004-2007 TV Series Himself
The British Soap Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
An Audience with Coronation Street 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
2005 TV Moments 2005 TV Movie Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The British Soap Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
Richard & Judy 2004 TV Series Himself
Coronation Street: Secrets 2004 TV Series documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Coronation Street 2006 Video Game Charlie Stubbs (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 British Soap Award British Soap Awards Best Exit Coronation Street (1960)
2007 British Soap Award British Soap Awards Best Storyline Coronation Street (1960) · Samia Longchambon
· Kate Ford

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 British Soap Award British Soap Awards Best Dramatic Performance Coronation Street (1960)
2007 British Soap Award British Soap Awards Best On-Screen Partnership Coronation Street (1960) · Kate Ford
2007 British Soap Award British Soap Awards Best Actor Coronation Street (1960)
2006 British Soap Award British Soap Awards Best On-Screen Partnership Coronation Street (1960) · Kate Ford
2006 British Soap Award British Soap Awards Villain of the Year Coronation Street (1960)


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