Five interesting facts about Ozzy Osbourne

December 3, 2018

Entering his 7th decade

John Michael (Ozzy) Osbourne was born Dec. 3, 1948 in Birmingham, England. He turns 70 today.

What’s in a name?

Osbourne was the lead singer for the widely popular heavy metal rock band known as Black Sabbath. The name came from an old Boris Karloff movie.

A Hall of Fame group

In 2006, Osbourne and the other members of Black Sabbath were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Also a solo star

In addition to the success Osbourne found with Black Sabbath, Osbourne launched a vastly successful solo career beginning in 1980.

A hit on TV, too

In 2001, the reality television show The Osbournes, which focused on the life of Osbourne and his family, premiered on MTV, and within two months, it had become the third highest-rated offering on cable television. The hugely popular show ran until 2005.

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