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Ozzy Osbourne
Osbourne in 2010
Background information
Birth nameJohn Michael Osbourne
Born3 December 1948 (1948-12-03) (age 71)
Aston, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
GenresHeavy metal, hard rock, blues rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, harmonica, synthesizer, keyboards
Years active1967–present
LabelsEpic, CBS, Jet
Associated actsBlack Sabbath, Marilyn Manson, Kelly Osbourne, Metallica, Alice Cooper, Iommi, Rob Zombie, Firewind, Coal Chamber

John Michael '"Ozzy"' Osbourne (born 3 December 1948) is a British heavy metal singer.

Osbourne was born in Aston, Birmingham. He has dyslexia.[1] He was convicted of burglary when he was a teenager,[1] for which he was fined. He was sent to prison for not paying the fine.

Osbourne was the lead singer for Black Sabbath between 1968 and 1978. He joined again in 1997 for occasional tours. He bit the head off of a bat on stage once. Osbourne wrote a song called 'Suicide Solution' that was heavily ridiculed claiming it was about suicide, which coincided with the words shoot shoot whispered in the song. It was really a tribute to his friend Bon Scott, lead singer of AC/DC, who died of alcohol poisoning.

He and his wife Sharon and have three children together: Aimee Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne and Jack Osbourne. He also has three children from his first marriage to Thelma Riley:[2] Elliot, Jessica, and Louis.

Osbourne released his first solo album, Blizzard of Ozz in 1980.

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