Legendary guitarist Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath was among the outstanding individuals who received honorary degrees from Coventry University on November 19th. A video report on the graduation ceremony can be streamed below.
Iommi, who co-founded Black Sabbath in Birmingham in 1968, and Her Royal Highness Princess Rym Ali was honored by the University during its graduation ceremonies in Coventry Cathedral.
Iommi, who headed straight from the graduation ceremony to join Black Sabbath in Helsinki for the start of their latest European tour, said – “It’s a great honor to receive the doctorate, which comes towards the end of a challenging but amazingly successful year for me.“
Vice-chancellor of Coventry University said – “It’s a pleasure to be welcoming these exemplary individuals to our graduation ceremonies to receive their awards alongside our graduating students. Each of them has excelled in their field in such a way as to be worthy of recognition, and I hope our own students will be inspired by the drive and commitment they have shown throughout their careers.“
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Source – BBC News
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