Ozzy Osbourne fans have launched this week on the Change.Org platform an online petition asking that the Prince of Darkness be named Sir Ozzy Osbourne.
The request brings as its main argument his contributions of five decades to music as solo artist and his work within the Black Sabbath, band that created the roots of heavy metal.
“Ozzy has worked tirelessly to bring us the best of entertainment, from when he began his activity as a Black Sabbath vocalist in 1968 to this day with his uninterrupted energy, disposition and commitment to the music market,” says text of the petition.
To follow in real time the development of this online action that can turn Ozzy Osbourne into Knight, click here.
John Michael “Ozzy” Osbourne (born 3 December 1948), also known as The Prince of Darkness, is an English vocalist, songwriter, actor and reality television star who rose to prominence during the 1970s as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. He was fired from the band in 1979 due to alcohol and drug problems, but went on to have a successful solo career, releasing eleven studio albums, the first seven of which were all awarded multi-platinum certifications in the United States.
Osbourne has since reunited with Black Sabbath on several occasions. He rejoined the band in 1997 and recorded the group’s final studio album 13 (2013) before they embarked on a farewell tour which culminated in a final performance in their home city Birmingham, England in February 2017. His longevity and success have earned him the informal title of “Godfather of Heavy Metal”.
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