The prince of darkness (1948)

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Sunday, 3 December 2017

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Rock legend John Michael 'Ozzy' Osbourne, was born the 3th of December 1948. Although he had a very troubling youth, involving drinking, drug use, a suicide attempt and burglary, Ozzy eventually found his way to music. Supported by his parents, he joined a band in the sixties and for the upcoming decades he would keep rocking the stage. A rock legend was born on this very day.

Black Sabbath
Ozzy found like-minded people and in 1969 he joined the formation of the rock band Black Sabbath, becoming lead singer. Their first album was very dark and the extreme opposite of the at that time flourishing 'flower power'. Their 'newly found' heavy metal became a massive hit. Their second album 'Paranoid' followed suit and became even more popular.
Due to a serious drug problem Ozzy was kicked out of the band, but easily proved to be as successful as a soloist.

Going solo
Throughout his career, Ozzy has done some strange things; one of which is known as the 'bat incident'. During a performance, someone in the public threw a bat on stage and thinking it was a rubber animal, Ozzy, 'the prince of darkness', picked it up and bit its head off. To his shock, it turned out to be a real bat.

360 trivial fact
Ozzy continues to be a man with strange tendencies, but he still amazes a massive audience all over the globe. 'I'm not a musician,' Ozzy once said. 'I'm a ham'.


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