MARCH 9, 1970
On this day…
British rock singer Ozzy Osbourne performed with Black Sabbath in their first public concert. In 1979, he began his solo career. Often called the Prince of Darkness, some of Ozzy’s best-known songs include “Bark at the Moon” and “Crazy Train.” During a 1982 live performance in Des Moines, Iowa, someone threw a bat onstage. Thinking it was fake, Ozzy, who was high at the time, picked it up and bit off its head. To his surprise, the bat was alive.
Of course, he wasn’t quite as surprised as the bat.
“Bill has been making me laugh for over twenty years!”
“Will tickle your funny bone. Damned clever!”
Jesse Sublett, Author, Musician, Austin Character
“Bill knows where the funny is!”
Shannon Sedwick, Esther’s Follies