Between Black Sabbath and his solo career, Ozzy Osbourne has been one of the most famous frontmen in hard rock for 50 years. We've found photos of Ozzy from all but one year between and We were unable to track down a picture from , the year he was fired from Black Sabbath for his excessive substance abuse. The band's decision forced him to strike out on his own, where he soon hooked up with rising guitar wunderkind Randy Rhoads for Blizzard of Ozz. It arguably brought him greater fame -- and more than his share of controversial moments - than he enjoyed in Black Sabbath, with whom he's periodically reunited. Along the way, he's gone from being perceived as responsible for societal ills to a much-loved celebrity. Although he's had several commercial peaks and valleys since then, he's remained in the public eye, even becoming a reality TV star in the '00s with the success of MTV's The Osbournes , which introduced us inside his life with his wife Sharon and their children, Jack and Kelly. Our gallery below reflects every side of Ozzy that we've seen, from album covers and video shots to concert footage to red-carpet moments with his family. And even though he's the self-described "Prince of Darkness," he's not always dressed in gloomy all-black. You'll see a surprising amount of bright outfits, including the sparkly blue number from the "Lightning Strikes" video, which was from that period when he experimented with blond streaks in his hair.
Known as the Godfather of Heavy Metal, Ozzy Osbourne has enjoyed an incredible — yet controversial — time in the spotlight, thanks to his work with and following Black Sabbath as well as his appearance on "The Osbournes. He began performing in school plays as a child and knew he wanted to be singer when he heard The Beatles' "She Loves You" in The future superstar dropped out of school at 15 and worked a series of odd jobs including trainee plumber, apprentice toolmaker and car factory horn-tuner before he was arrested for burglary. After spending six weeks in prison, Ozzy formed his first band in He's seen here a few years later circa The band seen here in was a success as they released their chart-topping first album, "Black Sabbath," and their second album, "Paranoid," in the same year. Just five months after "Paranoid," Black Sabbath released a third album, "Master of Reality," which immediately went gold. Ozzy Osbourne is seen here in , the same year Black Sabbath released their sixth album, "Sabotage. The same year, Ozzy was injured in a motorcycle accident, which led his band to cut short a tour featuring Kiss as their opening act.
John Michael " Ozzy " Osbourne born 3 December  is an English singer, songwriter, actor, and television personality. He rose to prominence during the s as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath , during which period he adopted the nickname "Prince of Darkness". Osbourne has since reunited with Black Sabbath on several occasions. He rejoined in and helped record the group's final studio album, 13 , before they embarked on a farewell tour that ended with a February performance in their hometown, Birmingham, England. His longevity and success have earned him the informal title "Godfather of Metal". Osbourne's total album sales from his years in Black Sabbath, combined with his solo work, is over million. Possessing a distinctive singing voice, Osbourne, a native of Birmingham, is known for his strong Brummie accent. In the early s, Osbourne became a reality television star, appearing as himself in the MTV reality show The Osbournes alongside wife and manager Sharon and two of their three children, Kelly and Jack.
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