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Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne was born John Michael Osbourne on December 3, 1948, in Aston. His career has so far spanned three decades. He first became famous as the co-founder, lead singer, and songwriter for the heavy metal band Black Sabbath (1970-79). Black Sabbath has sold more than 25 million records in the U.S. alone. In 1979, Osbourne left the band to embark on a highly successful solo career. As a solo artist, Osbourne has sold more than 35 million records worldwide.

Osbourne family

After a few years out of the limelight, Osbourne is currently enjoying a revival in popularity following the success of his "fly-on-the-wall" TV series "The Osbournes", which followed the lives of Ozzy and his family. It became the highest rated original program in MTV's 24-year history. Ozzy's daughter Kelly has followed in her father's footsteps and is also enjoying chart success.

More Information

The official Ozzy Osbourne website -

The Osbournes (MTV) -

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