You may not think you know the name of John Osbourne but I guarantee you do. Now named Ozzy Osbourne, John was born on December 3, 1948 in Birmingham England. Ozzy grew up in a working class family and had to leave school at the age of
15. After he left school, he began working many low-paying jobs, including a car horn tester, and a slaughterhouse worker. Soon after, he was not satisfied with his current income and unfortunately turned to petty crime. He would break into houses and steal things and often he would also hit stores. He was then imprisoned and it was in prison where he got the "O-Z-Z-Y" tattoo on his knuckles. Soon after he was released from prison, Ozzy decided to lead a new life and not commit crime anymore.
He then came across an old friend who needed a singer for his band, and even though Ozzy had no experience in the music industry, he signed up immediately.
Soon after however, he became a little too confident and decided he "outgrew" his friend's band and joined a number of bands. He finally found himself in a band called Earth, with Tony Iommi on guitar, Geezer Butler on bass, Bill Ward on drums, and now Ozzy Osbourne for vocals. Earth soon discovered another band with the same name so they changed their name to Black Sabbath.
Sabbath released their first album, entitled "Black Sabbath", on February 13, 1970 and immediately had a "cult" following in Britain as well as America. They then released
their second album, entitled "Paranoid", in 1971. The title single became a radio staple and a heavy metal anthem. Sabbath followed up with the release of their third album ("Master of Reality"), fourth album ("Volume 4"), fifth album ("Sabbath Bloody Sabbath"), sixth...