Happy Birthday Ozzy Osbourne!

  • John Michael Osbourne was born on 3rd December 1948 in Aston, Birmingham, England.
  • Osbourne was one of six children and has had the nickname “Ozzy” since primary school.
  • Ozzy credits She Loves You by the Beatles as being the influence to inspire him to become a musician.
  • In August 1969, Ozzy, Tony Iommi, Geezer Bulter and Bill Ward formed their band, Black Sabbath.
  • Don Arden was eventually the manager for Black Sabbath. It was then that Ozzy met Sharon, Don’s daughter.
  • Ozzy was fired from Black Sabbath in April 1979.
  • With the help of Sharon, Ozzy launched a solo career and released his first solo album, Blizzard of Ozz in 1980
  • The first Ozzfest was held in Phoenix, Arizona on 25th October 1996.
  • Black Sabbath reunited in 2011, and released an album, 13, in 2013.
  • Ozzy has six children. Three with his first wife, Elliot (who he adopted, born in 1966), Jessica (1972) and Louis (1975). He also has three children with his current wife, Sharon. Aimee (1983), Kelly (1984) and Jack (1985)
  • Ozzy and Sharon were married on 4th July 1982.

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