I represent the first generation whom, when we were born, the television was now a permanent fixture in our homes. When I was born people had breakfast with Barbara Walters, dinner with Walter Cronkite, and slept with Johnny Carson.
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Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Your HOLIDAY SOR-BAY: A Very Ozzy Christmas
Here is a "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY" that we could use to artificially stimulate our Christmas spirit. Today in Television History
John Michael “Ozzy” Osbourne born in Birmingham,
England. Osbourne first gained fame
in the 1970s as a founding member and the lead vocalist of the heavy-metal band
Black Sabbath. After being fired from the group in the late 1970s, he embarked
on a successful solo career. In the mid-1990s, he and his wife Sharon launched
Ozzfest, a popular annual tour of heavy-metal and rock acts. As a performer,
Osbourne became infamous for biting the heads off a dove and a bat onstage and
was also accused of promoting suicide and Satanism through some of his lyrics.
Osbourne’s fame widened beyond the music world with the debut of The
Osbournes, a reality TV show featuring the rocker and his family that
debuted on MTV on March 5, 2002. The idea for the show reportedly sprang from
an episode of MTV’s Cribs, which featured the feisty, frequently
foul-mouthed Osbourne clan at home. The Osbournes focused on Ozzy’s
relationship with his spunky wife Sharon and the couple’s two teenagers, Kelly
and Jack; a third sibling, Aimee, opted not to participate in the show. Filmed
largely at the Osbournes’ Beverly Hills, California mansion, the show covered a
range of topics, from Ozzy’s battles with a vacuum cleaner to his efforts to
stay sober; to Sharon’s fight against colon cancer; to Jack and Kelly’s
partying and often-bratty behavior; to the family’s pack of misbehaving pets.