Born John Michael Osbourne on December 3, 1948, in Birmingham, England, Ozzy Osbourne is best known as the lead singer of the tremendously popular hard-rock ensemble Black Sabbath. With Sabbath, Osbourne laid both the musical and aesthetic groundwork for the heavy-metal movement in modern rock and roll. He is notorious for allegedly biting the head off a bat onstage and for urinating on the Alamo.
"When I heard 'She Loves You,' my world went up like a shooting star. It was a divine experience. The planets changed. I used to fantasize that Paul McCartney would marry my sister."
– Ozzy Osbourne