50 years since the release of Black Sabbath’s first LP, their original manager Jim Simpson introduces his musical memoir Don’t Worry ‘bout the Bear in two special events in Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield.
Waterstones in Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield will celebrate the anniversary with a special regional launch of an acclaimed book that gives the inside story on the early days of Black Sabbath and much else on the Birmingham, national and international music scene of the past 60 years.
Don’t Worry ‘bout the Bear is the story of Birmingham’s Big Bear Music group and its founder Jim Simpson, told by Jim himself with the assistance of his brother Ron Simpson. On Thursday 13th February in Birmingham and Saturday 15th February in Sutton Coldfield, they’ll be talking through just some of the highs and lows of six decades and counting in the music business,
Both launches will include an audio visual presentation as well as a discussion of the book - and the characters and events in it - and an opportunity for a question and answer session.
The Birmingham Launch takes place at Waterstones, High Street at 6pm on Thursday 13th February with tickets priced at £3 and available from Waterstones website or in store. Following this, the Sutton Coldfield Launch at Waterstones on The Parade begins at 7pm on Saturday 15th February and is free of charge, with entry on a first come, first served basis.