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Ozzy Osbourne

"Ozzy" Osbourne (born John Michael Osbourne on December 3 1948 in Aston, Birmingham, England) is the lead singer of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, and is a popular solo artist and reality television star. Osbourne has been married twice and is the father of five children: Jessica Hobbs, Louis Osbourne, (with first wife Thelma Riley), Aimee, Kelly and Jack (with current wife Sharon Osbourne). He has two grandchildren by daughter Jessica.

Ozzy lived in Birmingham for most of his early life. Born into extreme poverty to a family with six children, he also had learning disabilities (reportedly dislexia), for which he was considerably bullied in school. To lift himself up from clinical depression, he took refuge in music early on, eventually becoming the singer of a local band, Rare Breed. One of his former bullies, Tony Iommi, reluctantly invited him to jam with his budding group, the Polka Tulk Blues Band (later renamed Earth), as was favorably impressed by his voice. At a time when psychodelic rock was the norm, Iommi and his partners decided to play heavy blues and sing about the bleak quality of life surrounding them. Given the fact that the...

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Ozzy Osbourne

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