Black Sabbath Paris 1970
It doesn't get more iconic then Black Sabbath! They are the inventors of heavy metal, and they set down the foundations for an entire genre with a pair of monumental releases in 1970. First, delivering their self-titled debut album in June before cementing their legacy forevermore with one of the greatest sophomore records of all time, Paranoid, in September of the same year.
It was no surprise then that their December 20, 1970 concert in Paris has been hailed to be one of the best. The event, which happened at the L’Olympia, Paris, captured the band at the peak of their summit. They’ve managed to harness an intense power and an energy-driven performance that’ll make your head bang and throw your fists up in the air.
They raced through ‘Paranoid’, ‘Iron Man’, ‘Black Sabbath’, ‘Behind the Wall of Sleep’, ‘War Pigs’ and ‘Fairies Wear Boots’ harnessing so much energy you’d be ill-advised to strike a match whilst watching it, and in the process, they propagate something wholly new. Imagine being in the audience to witness this tour de force for the very first time!
"I remember visiting Norte Dame many years ago and I was blown away by its beauty so when I was asked to create a poster for the legendary Black Sabbath for one of their Paris shows I knew right away where to look for inspiration. To me the Gargoyles always seemed to be alive watching silently over the city for centuries." - Florian Bertmer