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"The Wizard" is the second track of Black Sabbath's 1970 debut album Black Sabbath.

Sources claim it is about the band's drug dealer at the time (and may be partly true), but bassist Geezer Butler claims the character Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings as his inspiration.

"The Wizard" was a favorite of the band, and was later included on compilation albums We Sold Our Soul for Rock 'n' Roll and Symptom of the Universe. Zakk Wylde, the guitarist… read more

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  • Avatar for core_tz
    The Wizard was drug dealer for sure!
  • Avatar for Francisco__
    So bluesy!
  • Avatar for tumultodevozes
    the perfect sequence for the perfect opening... heavy as hell
  • Avatar for Weaponfire
    Wizardry riffs.
  • Avatar for PFGrifter
    that one little cowbell ping cracks me up
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  • Avatar for Druid66
    Another gut-cruncher, from (arguably) the inventors of Heavy Metal rock! The blues harp is a nice extra touch, on top of those menacing guitar licks.
  • Avatar for samiskywalker
    Everyone's happy when the wizard walks by : ) [2]
  • Avatar for DreamyGirl-
    great song :D
  • Avatar for DdroL
    wasnt turned onto them until college, remained obsessed for years, my taste was molded from there :)

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