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Osbourne in 2010

Source: Wikipedia

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

Fact file

  • Birth name: John Michael Osbourne
  • Also known as: Ozzy Prince of Darkness The Godfather of Metal
  • Born: 3 December 1948 (age 66) Aston, Birmingham, England
  • Genres: Heavy metal doom metal
  • Occupation(s): Singer, songwriter, television personality
  • Instruments: Vocals, harmonica
  • Years active: 1968–present
  • Labels: Epic, CBS, Jet
  • Associated acts: Black Sabbath, Zakk Wylde
  • Website: ozzy.com

Read more about Ozzy Osbourne at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Variety, 2020-02-21 17:16:26
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USA Today Music, 2020-02-21 12:00:41
From an Elton John duet about death to a scathing look at drug abuse, here are the most compelling lyrics from Ozzy Osbourne's "Ordinary Man" album.       

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