Ozzy Osbourne

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Ozzy Osbourne
Osbourne in 2010
John Michael Osbourne

(1948-12-03) 3 December 1948 (age 74)
Marston Green, England
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actor
  • artist
Thelma Riley
(m. 1971; div. 1982)

Sharon Levy
(m. 1982)
Children6, including Aimee, Kelly and Jack
Musical career
GenresHeavy metal[1]
InstrumentsVocals, Harmonica
Years active1967–present
LabelsEpic, CBS, Jet

John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (born 3 December 1948) is an English heavy metal singer.

Osbourne was born in Marston Green, England. He grew up in Aston, Birmingham, England. He has dyslexia.[2] He was convicted of burglary when he was a teenager,[2] for which he was fined. He was sent to prison for not paying the fine.

Osbourne was the lead singer for Black Sabbath between 1968 and 1978. He joined again in 1997 for occasional tours. He bit the head off of a bat on stage once. Osbourne wrote a song called 'Suicide Solution' that was heavily ridiculed claiming it was about suicide, which coincided with the words "shoot, shoot" whispered in the song.[3] It was really a tribute to his friend Bon Scott, lead singer of AC/DC, who died of alcohol poisoning.

He and his wife Sharon have three children together: Aimee, Kelly and Jack. He also has three children from his first marriage to Thelma Riley:[4] Elliot, Jessica, and Louis.

Osbourne released his first solo album, Blizzard of Ozz in 1980.

He was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in February 2019, which he publicly revealed in January 2020.[5]

Solo albums[change | change source]

  • Blizzard of Ozz (1980)
  • Diary of a Madman (1981)
  • Bark at the Moon (1983)
  • The Ultimate Sin (1986)
  • No Rest for the Wicked (1988)
  • No More Tears (1991)
  • Ozzmosis (1995)
  • Down to Earth (2001)
  • Under Cover (coveralbumi, 2005)
  • Black Rain (2007)
  • Scream (2010)
  • Ordinary Man (2020)
  • Patient Number 9 (2022)

Other websites[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Black Sabbath". AllMusic.com. Archived from the original on 21 July 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Beverly Hills' batty Brit
  3. VH1: Behind The Music--Ozzy Osbourne, VH1. Paramount Television, 1998.
  4. "Ozzy Osbourne and Thelma Riley". Retrieved 2010-11-05.
  5. "Ozzy Osbourne reveals Parkinson's diagnosis". BBC News. 2020-01-21. Retrieved 2020-01-21.