Ozzy Osbourne Recalls John Lennon’s Moment Of Death
Ozzy Osbourne in an interview with ABC11 - ABC11 / Youtube
There won’t be a more devastating day in music history than the day John Lennon died. The music industry has lost a pioneer who ushered a new era of creativity. A recent interview with Goldmine revealed that when Ozzy Osbourne heard the news, his entire universe shattered for him too.
On December 8, 1980, a crazed fan by the name of Mark David Chapman shot and killed John Lennon in front of his apartment. Chapman said in his posthumous claims that he killed John Lennon for the notoriety that would come from being known as Lennon’s “murderer.”
“I remember where I was,” Osbourne recalled. “Exactly where I was, when it was, what time of the day it was. I was in Wales. I was writing and rehearsing, and Sharon calls me up and says, ‘You’ll never guess what happened.’ She says, ‘John Lennon got shot last night.’ My world just f***in’ stopped. It was like when Kennedy got done, you know. But a f***in’ guy like Lennon … it just stopped my world.”
Even though he had never seen the Beatles perform live, he was well-versed in the impact they had on the music industry.
“I mean, I never saw [The Beatles] play. How great would it have been if they hadn’t shot Lennon and he hadn’t died such a horrible death? If they’d ever gotten back together, they would have taken over again.”
The Prince of Darkness has long been a fan of the Fab Four, and would often cite them, especially, the late Lennon, as his inspiration for pursuing music. Like Osbourne, fans have