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Ozzy Osbourne

aka John Michael Osbourne


3 Dec 1948 John Michael Osbourne is born in Aston, outside Birmingham, England.
9 Oct 1952 Sharon Arden born.
1965 Serves two months in Winson Green Prison (burglary.) Prison tattoo: O Z Z Y on knuckles.
Aug 1969 Ozzy joins Black Sabbath.
13 Feb 1970 First Black Sabbath album released.
1971 Marries Thelma Mayfair.
1973 Daughter, Jessica Osbourne, born. Now a chartered surveyor.
1975 Son, Louis Osbourne, born. Now a house/trance DJ.
1977 Father, Jack Osbourne, dies from cancer.
1978 Ozzy leaves Black Sabbath.
1979 Blizzard of Ozz.
1981 Divorces first wife, Thelma Mayfair.
May 1981 During a marketing meeting with Epic Records officials, Ozzy bites the head off a live dove.
20 Jan 1982 During a concert in Des Moines, Iowa, an audience member tosses an unconscious bat onto the stage. Thinking it was one of his rubber fakes, Ozzy picks it up and bites off the head. A full course of rabies injections follows.
19 Feb 1982 Wearing a dress, rocker Ozzy Osbourne is arrested in San Antonio, Texas for pissing on the Alamo.
19 Mar 1982 Guitarist Randy Rhodes killed in an airplane accident, Leesburg FL.
4 Jul 1982 Marries girlfriend Sharon Arden, in Maui HI. Passes out drunk on his wedding night.
1982 Sharon and Ozzy buy out his contract from Sharon's father Don Arden, UKP 1.5m.
1 Oct 1982 Visits the Alamo. This time, instead of urinating on the Alamo, plays a concert there. Donates $10K to the Alamo.
2 Sep 1983 Daughter, Aimee Rachel Osbourne, born.
16 May 1984 Ozzy Osbourne is arrested in Memphis, Tennessee for "staggering drunk" down Beale Street.
26 Oct 1984 19-year-old John D. McCollum kills himself with a .22 caliber handgun after spending the day listening to Ozzy Osbourne records. One year later, McCollum's parents file suit against Ozzy and CBS Records, alleging that the song "Suicide Solution" from the album Blizzard of Ozz contributed to their son's death. Except that the song's subject was quite plainly alcohol addiction. The case is eventually thrown out of court.
27 Oct 1984 Daughter, Kelly Lee Osbourne, born.
Nov 1984 Ozzy checks himself into the Betty Ford Clinic to treat his alcoholism.
8 Nov 1985 Son, Jack Osbourne, born.
1986 Suicide Solution lawsuit ends with victory for Osbourne.
Sep 1989 Arrested for domestic violence against Sharon.
Oct 1990 Sharon and Ozzy reconciled.
7 May 1991 Wrongful death suit against Osbourne dropped, Macon GA (parents suing over child's suicide, claiming Osbourne inspired it somehow.)
1997 Appears in Howard Stern's movie, Private Parts.
30 Oct 1998 Black Sabbath reunites momentarily to play Paranoid on David Letterman.
5 Mar 2002 Premiere of The Osbournes on MTV.
12 Apr 2002 Receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
4 May 2002 At the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, President George W Bush declares: "What a fantastic audience we have tonight—Washington power brokers, celebrities, Hollywood stars, Ozzy Osbourne [huge applause]... The thing about Ozzy is, he's made a lot of big hit recordings—'Party With the Animals,' 'Sabbath Bloody Sabbath,' 'Face in Hell,' 'Black Skies,' and 'Bloodbath in Paradise.' Ozzy, mom loves your stuff."
1 Jul 2002 Sharon diagnosed with colo-rectal cancer.
3 Jul 2002 Sharon has one foot of her colon removed, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles CA.
29 Jul 2002 Sharon starts chemotherapy.
7 Mar 2003 Sharon declared free of apparent cancer.
9 Dec 2003 Ozzy breaks his collarbone, two vertebrae, and six ribs in a serious all-terrain vehicle accident on his estate in Buckinghanshire, England. The injuries required surgery but were not life-threatening.

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