But it wasn't easy, mind you. Along the way, Black Sabbath was accused of being a Satanic band, sometimes suffering violence from religious fanatics. They consumed prodigious amounts of controlled substances that led to health problems. They even occasionally lit drummer Bill Ward on fire - with his consent, mind you - for comic relief.
The hard-partying antics of Black Sabbath are legendary. Can you tell which of the below stories are fact, and which are fiction?
Click here to visit the Black Sabbath Artistfacts entry
More Fact or Fiction