Who is Ozzy Osbourne?
John Michael “Ozzy” Osbourne is an English singer, songwriter, actor and reality television star who rose to prominence during the 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. After leaving Black Sabbath in 1979, he came to prominence as a solo artist on his 1982 album Blizzard of Ozzy.
The future rocker was raised by his mother and father (Jack and Lillian) along with an older brother named Paul; an infant sister died shortly before his birth. The family lived in a two-story house near a steel mill outside Birmingham, where Ozzy and Paul created a gang called The Black Panthers.
Ozzy attended Birchfield Road School in Perry Barr, Birmingham until he was six years old when he was enrolled in a convent school because his mother thought it would be safer to go there. “The nuns didn’t faze me a bit,” Osbourne recalled in his autobiography I Am Ozzy. “In fact, they scared the living shit out of me. If any one of them whacked you with her ruler, then Father Flaherty would come down hard on you during class time for breaking the rule that said: ‘Thou shalt not take the name of thy Lord thy God in vain.’”
Success in music
Osbourne has remained a steady staple on rock radio stations across the world for more than four decades now, making him one of hardest-rocking musicians ever to come out of Birmingham, England. Ozzy’s impact on rock music is still felt today; many bands cite him as an influence (including Alice In Chains, Metallica and Korn). Some even credit him with inventing heavy (which can be argued since other bands from Black Sabbath days, Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple, both pre-date the first Black Sabbath LP).
Rank of Ozzy
Ozzy was ranked as number 25 in Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. In the UK, he has sold over 12 million albums. As a member of Black Sabbath, he was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and his genre-spanning success made him eligible for the Rock Walk of Fame. He also has his own star on the Birmingham Walk of Stars in his hometown.
Ozzy as a television star
In 2002 Ozzy Osbourne became a reality television star with The Osbourne’s, which lasted four seasons and focused on him, his wife Sharon (see below), their son Jack and daughter Kelly. He also appeared in the music video for Sarah McLachlan’s song “Angel” alongside his wife and daughter, which is a tribute to lost loved ones including Dimebag Darrell, Randy Rhoads, Andrew Wood, Shannon Hoon , Layne Staley, Bon Scott , Jimi Hendrix, Steve Clark , Kurt Cobain.
Ethics of Ozzy
Osbourne was known for his outrageous behavior on tour, including urinating on audience members while performing, during the 1970s. Drug abuse also played a role in Osbourne’s departure from Black Sabbath in 1979. During this time he appeared occasionally onstage dressed as a woman, wearing make-up, false breasts and with padding around his waist to make him appear pregnant. It wasn’t until the late 1990s that Osbourne showed signs of remaining clean.
In 1969, Osbourne became lead singer of the English rock band Black Sabbath, founded by guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward. They renamed their band after an old movie called “Black Sabbath” a 1963 horror classic that starred Boris Karloff. After two albums with this lineup 1970’s “Black Sabbath” and 1971’s “Paranoid,” the band began to experience internal tension.
After leaving Black Sabbath, Osbourne embarked on a solo career with former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Randy Rhoads. The two released “Blizzard of Ozzy” in 1980, featuring the singles “Crazy Train” and “Mr. Crowley.” Tragedy struck when Rhoads died in 1982 after an accident during a tour. The band’s show at the peak of the Winter Dance Party tour was delayed because of inclement weather, which included snow winds, freezing temperatures and fog.
When it came time for their performance, Rhoads checked the condition of the small charter plane he planned to fly in to reach his next destination. Upon takeoff, however, witnesses saw part or all of the tail assembly separate from the aircraft before it crashed into a house near a runway. All on board were killed instantly.
Work with artist
Osbourne has since worked with various artists including Limp Bizkit , Marilyn Manson and Disturbed . He also appeared on reality TV shows “The Osbourne’s,” which aired from 2002 -05, and “Battle for Ozzfest.” He also has a new solo album titled “Scream,” which features collaborations with his children, Jack and Kelly.
Osbourne would mourn for years before hiring guitarist Zakk Wylde in 1987. The two released 1987’s platinum-selling “The Ultimate Sin” before parting ways in 1991. That same year, Osbourne teamed up with guitarist Slash of Guns N ‘ Roses. Together they released “Ozzmosis,” which earned the band its highest charting single in the United States in almost 20 years. The song “Crazy Train,” was written for Osbourne by Rhoads in 1980 after he overheard two men singing it at a nightclub he owned in Los Angeles.
Net worth of Ozzy
Ozzy Osbourne is a famous songwriter. He got much fame in his field. He is well known in the industry. He started his career in the early age and now his net worth is much high. Ozzy Osbourne is a singer and songwriter who rose to fame as the lead vocalist of Black Sabbath. As of 2021, Ozzy Osbourne’s net worth is estimated to be $220 million.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are people like Ozzy Osbourne?
Yes, most of the people like Ozzy. He is famous for his songwriting and also got fame in the reality shows.
What are the famous songs of Ozzy?
As, all the songs of ozzy are famous and hit. Most of the people like him. Crazy trains, Paranoid, Close my eyes forever etc are some famous songs.