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Happy birthday, Ozzy Osbourne

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Ozzy Osbourne - today and early years

Ozzy Osbourne - today and early years

Happy birthday, Ozzy Osbourne ...
Born John Michael Osbourne on 3 December 1948 in Aston, Birmingham, England, Ozzy Osbourne is a vocalist, songwriter, and television personality.
Osbourne rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the pioneering band Black Sabbath, whose dark and heavy sound has often been cited as key to the development of the heavy metal genre (lineup (1970): Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass), Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Bill Ward (drums)).
Osbourne left Black Sabbath in 1979 and has since had a successful solo career (lineup (1980): Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Randy Rhoads (lead guitar), Lee Kerslake (drums), Bob Daisley (bass), Don Airey (keyboards), releasing 11 studio albums, the first seven of which were all awarded multi-platinum certifications in the US.
He has reunited with Black Sabbath on several occasions, most recently in 2011 to record the album 13, which was released in 2013.
Osbourne's longevity and success have earned him the informal titles of "Godfather of Heavy Metal" and of "Prince of Darkness".
Osbourne's total album sales from his years in Black Sabbath combined with his solo work is over 100 million.
As a member of Black Sabbath, he was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame as both a solo artist and as a member of the band. He has a star on the Birmingham Walk of Stars in his hometown, and also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In the early 2000s, he became a TV star, appearing as himself in the MTV reality program 'The Osbournes', alongside wife/manager Sharon and two of their three children, Kelly and Jack.
To conclude, we wish a happy birthday and years of rock to Ozzy Osbourne!

Ozzy Osbourne - Ozzy Osbourne performs at An Evening With Women benefiting The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center at the Beverly Hilton Hotel

Ozzy Osbourne - Ozzy Osbourne performs at An Evening With Women benefiting The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center at the Beverly Hilton Hotel

Ozzy Osbourne - Ozzy Osbourne performs at An Evening With Women benefiting The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center at the Beverly Hilton Hotel

Ozzy Osbourne - Ozzy Osbourne performs at An Evening With Women benefiting The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center at the Beverly Hilton Hotel

[french version:
Joyeux anniversaire, Ozzy Osbourne ...
Né John Michael Osbourne le 3 Décembre 1948 à Aston, Birmingham, Angleterre, Ozzy Osbourne est un chanteur, auteur-compositeur , et personnalité de la télévision.
Osbourne s'est fait connaître au début des années 1970 en tant que chanteur du groupe précurseur Black Sabbath, dont le son  sombre et lourd a souvent été citée comme annonciateur du genre "heavy metal", (lineup (1970) : Tony Iommi (guitare), Geezer Butler (basse), Ozzy Osbourne (chant), Bill Ward (batterie)).
Osbourne a quité Black Sabbath en 1979 et a poursuivi une carrière solo avec succès (lineup (1980) : Ozzy Osbourne (chant), Randy Rhoads (guitare), Lee Kerslake (batterie), Bob Daisley (basse), Don Airey (claviers), sortant 11 albums studio, dont les sept premiers ont tous été récompensés par de multiples disques de platine aux États-Unis.
il a retrouvé Black Sabbath à plusieurs reprises, plus récemment en 2011 pour enregistrer l'album "13" , qui a été publié en 2013.
La longévité et le succès de Osbourne lui ont valu le titre officieux de "Godfather of Heavy Metal"  (Parrain du Heavy Metal) et de "Prince of Darkness" (Prince des Ténèbres).
Ozzy a vendu plus de cent millions d'albums (Black Sabbath et carrière solo confondu)
En tant que membre de Black Sabbath, il a été intronisé au "US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame", et a été intronisé au "UK Music Hall of Fame" en tant qu'artiste solo et en tant que membre du groupe. Il a une étoile sur "le Walk of Stars Birmingham" dans sa ville natale, et sur le "Hollywood Walk of Fame".
Au début des années 2000, il est devenu une star de la télévision, apparaissant comme lui-même dans le programme de télé réalité de MTV "The Osbournes", aux côtés de sa femme et manager Sharon et de deux de leurs trois enfants, Kelly et Jack .
Pour conclure, nous souhaitons un heureux anniversaire et des années de rock à Ozzy Osbourne !]

Ozzy Osbourne - Tattoos

Ozzy Osbourne - Tattoos

Ozzy Osbourne - Ozzy and Black Sabbath at the NEC in 1999

Ozzy Osbourne - Ozzy and Black Sabbath at the NEC in 1999

Ozzy Osbourne - Ozzy and Black Sabbath at the NEC in 1999

Ozzy Osbourne - Ozzy and Black Sabbath at the NEC in 1999

Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads

Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads

Ozzy Osbourne - Black Sabbath

Ozzy Osbourne - Black Sabbath

Ozzy Osbourne - 1984 - Mugshots

Ozzy Osbourne - 1984 - Mugshots

Ozzy Osbourne - 1982

Ozzy Osbourne - 1982

Ozzy Osbourne - 1982 - Prince of Darkness

Ozzy Osbourne - 1982 - Prince of Darkness

Ozzy Osbourne - 1981 - singer with Black Sabbath, pictured topless on stage

Ozzy Osbourne - 1981 - singer with Black Sabbath, pictured topless on stage

Ozzy Osbourne - 1977 - Black Sabbath

Ozzy Osbourne - 1977 - Black Sabbath

Ozzy Osbourne - Black Sabbath

Ozzy Osbourne - Black Sabbath

Ozzy Osbourne - 1976 - at his Staffordshire home

Ozzy Osbourne - 1976 - at his Staffordshire home

Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne - Early years

Ozzy Osbourne - Early years

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