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B-Side Brum - what was on the long list of 150 tracks?

Judges on the Visit Birmingham music project chose 21 tracks from a pool of 150 nominations. Find out what they were here.

The top West Midlands artists in the running for the B-side playlist

Pictures: The artists named in the B-Side Brum playlist

UB40 and The Spencer Davis Group feature on the 21-track playlist which came from B-side, a nationwide campaign by Visit Birmingham

Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi (left) with Brian Tatler of Diamond Head at the opening night of the Home Of Metal exhibition at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery in 2011

Bid to make the Home of Metal a permanent Birmingham fixture

The Home of Metal show attracted 200,000 people to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery in 2011 where rare artefacts including costumes and a guitar were on display

John Lennon, George Harrison and drummer Ringo Starr, circa 1963

When the world's biggest bands played small stages in Birmingham

The biggest bands around might come to the arenas and stadiums of the Midlands these days but many graced far smaller stages during their rise to rock and roll riches, though sadly many of the Birmingham clubs they played in are long gone

Black Sabbath: Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler

Pictures: B-side project seeks the West Midlands' ultimate playlist

The B-side project aims to find the 20 songs which best symbolise the rich and diverse music of Birmingham and the surrounding area

Councillor Philip Parkin

Man behind Black Sabbath Day retires from politics

Conservative councillor Philip Parkin has resigned his Sutton Trinity seat to concentrate on his automotive component business and other commitments

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi's house in Lapworth, Warwickshire, is for sale

Black Sabbath star's home on market for £2.6m

Guitar legend Tony Iommi placed his six-bedroom Warwickshire mansion on the market

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014: No.=31 - Ozzy Osbourne and family (£100m)

Ozzy’s company, Monowise, has a turnover of more than £4 million and is doing nicely, boosted by his touring and albums.

Black Sabbath - 13

Lucky 13 for Black Sabbath as album tops global charts

Birmingham rock band, Black Sabbath have topped the charts across the globe - much to their surprise

Tony Iommi performs in 2009 at the Sonisphere Festival in Knebworth with metal band Heaven & Hell which disbanded in 2010 after singer Ronnie James Dio died of cancer

Midlands rocks! How Birmingham’s industrial heritage made it the birthplace of heavy metal

An industrial accident in a sheet metal factory proved crucial to the sound of metal pioneers Black Sabbath in a region that has so many links with the genre

Kerrang! Radio presenter Kate Lawler in the station's Birmingham studio

Kerrang! Radio to quit Birmingham as 105.2FM is handed to Planet Rock

Birmingham-based radio station Kerrang! is to close its city centre studios and lose its FM broadcast frequency in a major shake-up announced by owner Bauer Media.

Rich List 2013: No.49 - Ozzy Osbourne (£100m)

This time last year heavy metal fans were looking forward to legendary Brummie rocker Ozzy Osbourne teaming up with his former band-mates to reform the massively successful Black Sabbath.

The Big Bear of Birmingham thriving on sweet music

Brett Gibbons talks to a musician who set up one of the top jazz and blues record labels in the country.

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