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  • Why did Tony Harford change his name?

    Any official or unofficial theories?

  • #2
    Re: Why did Tony Harford change his name?

    I guess because his last name sounds too much like Rob Halford's. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] Have to admit, "Tony Martin" sounds much cooler than "Tony Harford" anyways. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
    "There's only one Black Sabbath... I like to call him Tony Iommi" - racer

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    • #3
      Re: Why did Tony Harford change his name?

      I agree with RussianRover. I guess he just felt it would be better this way.

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      • #4
        Re: Why did Tony Harford change his name?

        This isn't uncommon. 2/3 of the members of Kiss changed their names.

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        • #5
          Re: Why did Tony Harford change his name?

          I remember the family guy episode
          "I want to tell you, yeah
          How Good It Feels
          Sleeping here with you tonight
          And thatís for real"
          -Sometimes I'm Happy 8/5/75

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          • #6
            Re: Why did Tony Harford change his name?

            His real name is actually Anthony Harford. I guess Tony Martin sounds cooler. It rolls off your tongue.

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            • #7
              Re: Why did Tony Harford change his name?

              Tony is just short for Anthony, so that's not really a name change per se.

              It's just like Frank Anthony Iommi becoming Tony Iommi.

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              • #8
                Re: Why did Tony Harford change his name?

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                Tony is just short for Anthony, so that's not really a name change per se.

                It's just like Frank Anthony Iommi becoming Tony Iommi.

                [/ QUOTE ]

                still, "tony harford" isnt his real name either

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                • #9
                  Re: Why did Tony Harford change his name?

                  Tony is a nick name for Anthony, like Bill is for William
                  "I want to tell you, yeah
                  How Good It Feels
                  Sleeping here with you tonight
                  And thatís for real"
                  -Sometimes I'm Happy 8/5/75

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                  • #10
                    Re: Why did Tony Harford change his name?

                    ^^And Geezer is for Terrence. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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                    • #11
                      Re: Why did Tony Harford change his name?

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                      Tony is a nick name for Anthony, like Bill is for William

                      [/ QUOTE ]

                      I'm aware

                      but he wasnt born with the name "Tony".

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                      • #12
                        Re: Why did Tony Harford change his name?

                        If I remember correctly Tony picked up the "Martin" name from a band he was in. One person had that last name so they were referred to as "the Martins." It was a case of it just sticking. It's talked about in the "Never Say Die!" book.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Why did Tony Harford change his name?

                          Yeah... Tony Harford sounds like a country singer, TOny Martin is cooler.
                          Can't you see what I see
                          You and I victims of Their word
                          As the master of power
                          Try to poison our world
                          ----- Eternal Idol ~ 1987

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                          • #14
                            Re: Why did Tony Harford change his name?

                            Many Hardrock players changed their name to some name that sounds cooler.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Why did Tony Harford change his name?

                              [ QUOTE ]
                              Any official or unofficial theories?

                              [/ QUOTE ]

                              All I'll say is that none of the guesses in this thread are correct. Tony once told me what the true answer is, and it was on my website for awhile.

                              But he asked me to remove it, and due to that request, I will honor him and not say what the real answer is.
                              Joe Siegler, Webmaster - Black Sabbath Online
                              View my CD collection | View my movie collection | What I've been listening to

                              "Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels." (Matthew 25:41)

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