OZZY's MUGSHOT

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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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