The Beatles Song That Changed Ozzy’s Life
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Ozzy Osbourne is well-known for many things, one of which is his devotion to the Beatles’ music. Apart from being one of the greatest rockers of all-time who’s done a lot of crazy things, he’s also not shy to explain why the Fab Four inspired him to pursue a music career.
Ozzy, whose real name is John Michael Osbourne, was born on December 3, 1948, in Birmingham, England. Because of his dyslexia and the sexual assault that he endured at the hands of school bullies, he attempted suicide several times as a young boy. By the time he was a teenager, he had dropped out of school and was working odd jobs, including at a slaughterhouse. “For the first two or three weeks, I did nothing but throw up,” he once opened up in an interview.
However, Osbourne’s actual calling did not involve working in an abattoir or any other meaningless occupation. The Prince of Darkness discovered his true calling during this time: music. One day, as he was strolling down the street, he heard the Beatles’ song “She Loves You” which cemented in his mind that this was his true calling.
In a 2022 interview with The Express, Osbourne vividly explained what it felt like when he first listened to this iconic Beatles track. “Imagine going to bed in one world, and then waking up in another that’s so different and exciting that it makes you feel glad to be alive,” he said. “I knew I was going to be a rock star the rest of my life.”