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Friday, June 21, 2013

Ozzy Osbourne

There's just something likeable about this guy...

Ozzy Osbourne
Birth name: John Michael Osbourne
DOB: 12/3/1948
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

Had to throw this one in...
-Thelma Mayfair: 1971-June 1982, divorced, 3 kids
-Sharon Osbourne: 7/4/1982-present, 2 kids

-Curses like a sailor
-Occult themes, visions of Hell and despair in his songs, at least the songs with Black Sabbath
-His so-called 'tea shade' sunglasses
-His distinctive singing voice; You hear him sing, you automatically know it's him
-His black clothing
-His long dark hair
-His slurred, mumbling voice
-Strong Birmingham accent

-His wife Sharon is the daughter of Don Arden, the famous music manager

-Ozzy said that his song "Suicide Solutions", which warns about the dangers of alcoholism, was written about then AC/DC front man Bon Scott. But it was revealed in 2002 that the song was alluded to himself
-"Suicide Solution" caused a controversy when a fan actually committed suicide after hearing it.
-Was the 4th of 6 kids born to Jack and Lillian Osbourne. His brothers are Paul and Tony, his sisters are Jean, Iris and Gillian
-Has two kids from his first marriage to Thelma Mayfair: Jessica Osbourne, Louis Osbourne. He adopted his first wife's son Elliot Kingsley from a previous marriage. His kids with wife Sharon are Jack Osbourne, Aimee Osbourne, and Kelly Osbourne
-Claims he sleeps with a bayonet under his bed

-The cover of his 1988 No Rest for the Wicked album created controversy. It shows him seated and young children gathered around a Satanic shrine
-Has many tattoos. Some of them include the letters O-Z-Z-Y across his left knuckles, happy faces on his knees, "THANKS" on his right palm, a red hooded ghoul on the left side of his chest, and a blue dragon on the right side of his chest
-The name of the band, Black Sabbath, came from a 1963 movie of the same name starring Boris Karloff
-Became known as one of the first "shock rockers"
-At his concerts, he throws buckets of water on the audience to cool them off
-Discovered he was dyslexic after he grew older
-Fan of the Aston Villa football club
-In Nov. 2004, his home in Buckinghamshire was burglarized
-His favorite band is The Beatles
-In May 2005, was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease and will have to take medication for the rest of his life
-His father's death in 1977 led to his being hospitalized for depression
-Was arrested in Sept. 1989 for strangling wife Sharon while drunk. He woke up the next day in jail, not remembering what happened. He referred to it as "Jekyll and Hyde"

-His nickname 'Ozzy' was a name he was taunted with by kids when he was a child/teen
-The song S.A.T.O are actually the initials of his wife (Sharon Arden Thelma Osbourne)
-As a teen, made several suicide attempts

Known For
Little Nicky
Trick or Treat
-Rev. Aaron Gilstrom
Wow. He looks so different...
Moulin Rouge!
-The Green Fairy (voice)

Gnomeo & Juliet
-Fawn (voice of deer)
Awww, what an adorable deer...

Fish Hooks (Kids TV series)
-Earth Troll
-Episode: Legend of the Earth Troll

Brutal Legend
-The Guardian of Metal (voice)

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