The Most Important Moments In Ozzy Osbourne’s Career
Ozzy on the "Ordinary Man" music video - Ozzy Osbourne / Youtube
Ozzy Osbourne is a true rock star, even down to his moniker of “Prince of Darkness.” There has never been anyone quite like Ozzy, and several bizarre occurrences in Osbourne’s career stand out, including accusations that he killed cats, bats, and even doves, poisoned his bandmate, and drugged a clergyman. To honor such an erratic person who’s contributed largely in the booming business of music, let’s take a look at the most important mementos inside the great Ozzy Osbourne.
He Once Worked at a Slaughterhouse
Speaking about his first job, Ozzy said:
“It wasn’t because I was killing animals. It was because when you’d finished the kill, you could go home. You’d get there at six in the morning and, depending on how many cattle you had to kill, sometimes you’d be back home three or four hours later.” For him, this was so much better than spending the typical 9 to 5 shift at an office.
The Creation of Black Sabbath – One of the Greatest Bands of All Time
When Osbourne, Tommy Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward got together, they formed the band Black Sabbath. On Friday, 13th of November 1970, the band issued their self-titled first album, which established the band’s signature sound: dark, down-shifted guitar riffs paired with sinister, eerie lyrics.
Jumpstarting His Career as a Solo Artist
After being fired from Black Sabbath for his constant abuse of drugs and alcohol, Ozzy was determined to start a solo career in music. From then on, he furtherly established his popularity in the metal genre, and is even referred to by many as the “Godfather of metal.”
Marrying Sharon Arden, His Manager
Sharon became Ozzy’s manager after he quit Black Sabbath. In 1982, they were married and have three wonderful children: Aimee, Kelly, and Jack. They even starred in an MTV reality show called The Osbournes, which follows the not-so-typical life of the family.
Biting the Head of a Chiropteran
One of the most iconic occurrences of Ozzy’s life occurred in 1982 when he chewed the head off a bat at a gig in Iowa. But Ozzy had taken a swing at it, thinking it was a rubber toy bat.
Announcing to His Fans About His Diagnosis
Although Ozzy has known he had Parkinson’s since 2003, he never told his followers. However, the iconic musician has just given one of the most courageous interviews of his career in which he discusses his battle with the illness. “You don’t know when you’re gonna wake up, and you ain’t gonna be able to get out of bed,” Ozzy shared. “But you just don’t think about it. Without my Sharon, I’d be f***ing gone. We have a little row now and then, but otherwise, we just get on with it.”