Monday, December 3: Tig's Rock Birthdays

Ozzy Osbourne. Photo credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Happy Birthday today (Dec. 3) to Ozzy Osbourne. He’s 70.

Ozzy rose to fame as lead singer of Black Sabbath in the 1970’s, a band regarded by many as the world’s first heavy metal band. After being fired by the band in 1979, he launched a successful solo career in which he released many multi-platinum albums. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide. Ozzy is known to many as “The Godfather of Heavy Metal” and he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Black Sabbath in 2006.

Black Sabbath announced in September of 2015 that the band would be embarking on their final tour called 'The End' in 2016. I saw them at  at Mohegan Sun in CT that summer. Last year Ozzy announced a farewell tour of his own called 'No More Tours 2' which kicked off earlier this year and I caught the show over the summer at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ. Ozzy's final tour will likely last a few years as he has more dates lined up for 2019 including Madison Square Garden June 11 with special guest Megadeth. I've always been a big Ozzy fan, who isn't? Cheers to the legendary Ozzy Osbourne on his 70th birthday today!

Photo credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

 

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