BLACK SABBATH Tops UK T-Shirt Charts

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Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 09:52:06 EST

According to, heavy metal godfathers BLACK SABBATH have topped the charts thanks to sales of their best-selling vintage t-shirt (Amazon link).

Retailer HMV has compiled a list of its best-selling classic rock shirts with Sabbath at number one, while LED ZEPPELIN take the second and third spots. THE BEATLES make it to number nine in the list with a shirt featuring their 45-year-old album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Their US tour shirt from 1978 has been helped by a sales surge after it was worn by Robert Downey Jr - who plays Iron Man's alter ego Tony Stark - in hit movie Avengers Assemble.

Vintage rock shirts have proved an enduring fashion item for teenagers who were born long after many of the bands split, as well as models and young pop acts who want to add a little more cred.