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The Nightingales rehearsing at the Rich Bitch Studios in Selly Oak

Selly Oak music studios could move base after 30 years

Rich Bitch Studios, based in a converted engineering factory in Selly Oak, could be set for a move from its home of more than 30 years.

The Moody Blues: John Lodge, Justin Hayward, Graham Edge, Mike Pinder, Ray Thomas

The Moody Blues, Duran Duran and Led Zeppelin snubbed from B-Side Brum playlist

Slade and Roy Wood were also missing from the final 20-strong B-side album, created to highlight the region’s musical strength

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

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