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    And why? Any ideas?

    Could it be Black Sabbath?
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    Sabbath was the first one I thought of. I'm not sure if anybody else really did before them. I can't really think of any.

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    Ya, I was thinking it could be Sabbath too. But then I know very little of bands in those days, I wasn't around. [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] The difference between Sabbath and other bands is that all members of Sabbath wore crosses cos they were religious whereas other rock bands were trying to look cool. [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img]

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    I would guess sixth century monks. [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]

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    I do know that in the early to late seventies (his fat period) Elvis, used to wear BOTH a Christian Cross AND a Star Of David. Apparantly he used to comment: "I'm not taking any chances when I die, so I'm wearing BOTH!"

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    I think it was Ozzy's Dad, who made the crosses for the band, to protect them against the 'demonic' infuences..
    Geezer had a scary experience in his bedroom when he thought he saw demons.
    Aparently they only wrote the 'occult' songs for a laugh and/or the shock effect, rather than to pretent that they were real Satan worshippers. I remember the story where a bunch of Satan worshippers started to do some sort of ritual in front of their hotel room. the band Joined them, and started singing 'happy birthday to you'. The Satanists couldn't really appreciate that.

    Anyway, I could be mixing up 2 different stories here, some I'm not completely sure if the above is the reason for the crosses..

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    Well if it is Sabbath who started wearing crosses, your story is the right one. But not entirely accurate according to what I read on Joe Sigler's site. There were some fans that threatened to put a curse on the band and so for that reason Ozzy's father made the crosses. Don't know why they continued to wear them long after the incident though. [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]


    That's not the complete story. If you're wondering why the fans would want to put a hex on them, its cos the band refused to play at some satanic event when they asked them to.. or something like that. [img]smilies/confused.gif[/img]

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    Yeah... should have been Birmingham's best, Sabbath, who started wearing crosses.

    Well... they started to call themselves Black Sabbath after having gone to the local theater to watch some ol' horror movies, including the Boris Karloff classic Black Sabbath from 1933 or so. Then they said to themselves "Hell, if peeps are paying to be scared, why the fuck don't we make some scary music then?!"

    I guess that's where it comes from.....

    I might be wrong tho. [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] [img]smilies/confused.gif[/img] [img]smilies/scared.gif[/img]
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