Life is what happens when you are making other plans~ John Lennon
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind~Gandhi
The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Ozzy Osbourne

For all the Black Sabbath fans who also like Ozzy in addition to Tony Iommi

Ozzy Osbourne

Birth name: John Michael Osbourne
DOB: Dec. 3, 1948
Where: Aston, Birmingham, England
Height: 5'10''

-The Great Ozz
-The Wizard of Ozz
-The Madman
-The Godfather of Heavy Metal
-The Prince of Darkness
-The Blizzard of Ozz

-After working odd jobs, ended up in a band with Geezer Butler
-This group split, leading to Butler and Osbourne joining Tony Iommi and Bill Ward in a new band. Black Sabbath was dubbed the new name

If this is him, he don't look so bad

-Thelma Mayfair: 1971-June 1982)(divorced) 2 kids
-Sharon Osbourne: July 4, 1982-present) 3 kids

-Curses like a sailor
-Occult themes, visions of Hell and despair in song lyrics
-Tea-shade sunglasses
-Distinct singing voice
-Strong Birmingham(Brummie) accent
-Black clothes
-Long hair
-Slurred mumbling voice

-Wife Sharon is the daughter of his original stage manager Don Arden

Aww, what a sweet picture. Ozzy looks so nice there
-Said that the song "Suicide Solution", whose lyrics mention the dangers of alcohol, was a salute to former AC/DC member Ronald Belford Scott(Bon Scott), who died of an alcohol related illness
-Was the 4th of 6 kids to Jack and Lillian Osbourne. His brothers are Paul and Tony, his sisters are Jean, Iris and Gillian
-"Claims" he sleeps with a bayonet under his bed
-The cover of his 1988 album No Rest for the Wicked created controversy as it shows him seated with kids around a Satanic shrine
-The name of the band came from an old 1963 horror movie called Black Sabbath featuring Boris Karloff
-The first rock band to be called "shock rockers"
-At his concerts, he throws buckets of water onto the audience to cool them down

-Made a song with his daughter Kelly, called "Changes"
-Is a fan of the Aston Villa Football Club
-In May 2005, was diagnosed with Parkinson's Syndrome and has to take medicine to combat the shudders he gets
-His favorite band is The Beatles, who inspired him to get into music
-His father's death in 1977 led to Ozzy being hospitalized for depression
-As a child and becoming a teen, his family was so poor there was no running water in his house
-Attempted suicide several times as a teen
-The song S.A.T.O. from the Diary of a Madman album is actually is wife Sharon's initials (Sharon Arden Thelma Osbourne)
-Owns a house in L.A. but lives in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
-Arrested in Sept. 1989 after trying to strangle wife Sharon while drunk. He woke up in jail not knowing why he was there. He and Sharon reconciled in 1990

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