You need flash!
no cover -  

Ozzy Osbourne

heavy metal hard rock metal classic rock rock

    John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (born 3 December 1948) is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. He was fired from Black Sabbath in 1979 and went on to have a successful solo career, releasing 11 studio albums, the first seven of which were all awarded multi-platinum certifications in the US. Osbourne has since reunited with Black Sabbath on several occasions, recording the album 13 in 2013. His longevity and success have earned him the informal title of "Godfather of Heavy Metal".

    Osbourne's total album sales from his years in Black Sabbath, combined with his solo work, is over 100 million. As a member of Black Sabbath, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and he was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame as a solo artist and as a member of the band. Possessing a distinctive singing voice and as a native of Birmingham, Osbourne is known for his strong Brummie accent – he has a star on the Birmingham Walk of Stars in his hometown as well as the Hollywood Walk of Fame. At the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards, he received the Global Icon Award. In the early 2000s, Osbourne became a reality television star, appearing as himself in the MTV reality show The Osbournes, alongside wife and manager Sharon and two of their three children, Kelly and Jack. Osbourne appeared with son Jack in the 2016 worldwide travelogue docuseries Ozzy & Jack's World Detour.

    Osbourne was born in the Aston area of Birmingham, England. His mother, Lillian, was a non-observant Catholic who worked days at a factory. His father, John Thomas "Jack" Osbourne (1915–1977), worked night shifts as a toolmaker at the General Electric Company. Osbourne has three older sisters named Jean, Iris, and Gillian, and two younger brothers named Paul and Tony. The family lived in a small two-bedroom home at 14 Lodge Road in Aston. Osbourne has had the nickname "Ozzy" since primary school. Osbourne dealt with dyslexia at school. Drawn to the stage, he took part in school plays such as Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado and HMS Pinafore. As a Birmingham native, he has a strong Brummie accent.

    Upon hearing their first hit single at age 14, he became a great fan of The Beatles. He credits the band's 1963 song "She Loves You" for inspiring him to become a musician. He said in the 2011 documentary God Bless Ozzy Osbourne that "as soon as heard 'She Loves You' on the radio, knew wanted to be a rock star for the rest of life". Osbourne left school at 15 and was employed as a construction site labourer, trainee plumber, apprentice toolmaker, car factory horn-tuner, and abattoir worker. He attempted to commit burglary, stealing a television (which fell on him during his getaway and had to be abandoned), a handful of baby clothes (originally thought to be adult clothes as it was too dark to see when he committed the burglary, and which were stolen to sell to people at a pub), and some T-shirts.He spent six weeks in Winson Green Prison when he was unable to pay a fine after being found guilty of robbing a clothes shop; to teach his son a lesson, his father refused to pay the fine.


    Ozzy Osbourne 132b526131c54beba61abe14f334d3a3 Ozzy Osbourne f4025a3234474df1cd910885fdb1d668 Ozzy Osbourne 3e10445713be4600937a617ca7ceeec7 Ozzy Osbourne 91f9fdb34d714b3e969e2ddb6ae9180e Ozzy Osbourne 25cdafbd0a6d442eb98939533bd723fb Ozzy Osbourne cc9eeda743e04cfd934d1c4710d9ffcb Ozzy Osbourne 0f8a2fee8aef46a2a62f4639aebeae59 Ozzy Osbourne 9e582740fcb94fd6a6e277c49a78c111 Ozzy Osbourne be98e8c356a445259b43d55469949903 Ozzy Osbourne 202bcc4831054581abdeaa36f1fdf134 Ozzy Osbourne 9fdf2933a5294d6aa303b76b04dc966d Ozzy Osbourne 071bc29103e844e8af2c5bf6ac25fc78 Ozzy Osbourne aa393b3804894165bc07870067f671bc Ozzy Osbourne e2a898cb78954f858a77e02dc06742f7 Ozzy Osbourne e0d74c2b879e48309353774a15c2a9d1 Ozzy Osbourne 6d1081dd3810439788c6589064787075 Ozzy Osbourne a07af0a6b5eb40108b2748415ac0ef45 Ozzy Osbourne dc43605db45d49389eaa6c42c076eda0 Ozzy Osbourne c2820c016a744aa581118372bdd62b7f Ozzy Osbourne e35ccf9425674c4ea81cd6762b614dc0 Ozzy Osbourne 98cea61eecf3477199c999927c2f8938 Ozzy Osbourne 7bdf786f9a0f43fc999c37e89bcd6e99 Ozzy Osbourne 1ab7752c4b034b3d8b9f68c9f7e6eca0 Ozzy Osbourne 250cb7eba9aa46e9a81f41229bc41b46 Ozzy Osbourne 2e9cab7fe5bb4b7eb33579bfa5581865 Ozzy Osbourne dd00e7292618475fa16aaee748d7630a Ozzy Osbourne 2775e82c845c47b69ba4d1c0929df9ef Ozzy Osbourne 960254cabbf7424bb88fa026b58fe05a Ozzy Osbourne 630f362d4cc64882bf9cc50a9cf6c8aa Ozzy Osbourne a0a32c0eeb6b4bcb8c170b9dee3bf893 Ozzy Osbourne 9f829106675f4755826adb21ff6b72dd Ozzy Osbourne 390542712f654bb182c4d6233d833963 Ozzy Osbourne 1d8f2d69f9004603a2e9de7ece454a2f Ozzy Osbourne 1835df940a554755a119bcc2349d8535 Ozzy Osbourne 3fa7c829c97d46e0b45b059440e5863c Ozzy Osbourne fbf34317f5724e7599cbf2aa3e304aeb Ozzy Osbourne ea70fb2ab0af45579f51fb3896cff85e Ozzy Osbourne b8240dde8a514c8d9b2bd6ae66951715 Ozzy Osbourne e4a131809df0483fbe8aebc46b67be57 Ozzy Osbourne e01e95c1094d42ceae41f6dd268750d8
    TOPlist