Black Sabbath Performing ‘War Pigs’ Live in 1970

Black Sabbath brilliantly performed their groundbreaking song “War Pigs” live at L’Olympia in Paris on December 20, 1970. Ozzy Osbourne belted out the lyrics and swung his long hair while guitarist Tony Iommi calmly shredded his now-iconic melody. A largely unseen Geezer Butler on bass kept time with drummer Bill Ward as he thumped out the beat with upside down drumsticks. A concert for the ages, for sure.

Black Sabbath performing “War Pigs” live at the Olympia Theater in Paris, France on December 20, 1970

Black Sabbath War Pigs

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.