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Ozzy at 75

As the iconic figure recognized worldwide as Ozzy Osbourne approaches the remarkable milestone of his 75th birthday, the captivating compilation titled “Ozzy at 75” explores a rich tapestry of 75 of his most outstanding achievements and pivotal moments, chronicling a life and career that have been nothing short of extraordinary.

From his formative years as a co-founding member of the legendary band Black Sabbath to his instrumental role in launching the groundbreaking Ozzfest music festival, and even to his candidly shared journey through a Parkinson’s diagnosis, this meticulously crafted book provides an in-depth exploration of the multifaceted individual who has unquestionably earned the revered title of the “godfather of heavy metal”. By unlocking the pages of “Ozzy at 75”, readers are granted an exclusive peek behind the curtain, gaining access to a trove of revealing interviews, candid snapshots, and previously untold anecdotes that offer unparalleled insight into his life.

Delve into the chapters that unravel the profound influence of the music that sculpted his identity, immersing in the sonic legacy he has imprinted upon the global music landscape. Journey through the albums that stand as timeless monuments to his indelible mark on the musical realm, as well as the collaborative ventures that continue to resonate as pivotal milestones in the annals of music history.

“Ozzy at 75” weaves a vivid tapestry of the audacious escapades that have punctuated his presence both onstage and beyond, solidifying him as the iconic and peerless Ozzy. This anthology captures the essence of an individual who has unswervingly remained true to his distinctive self, captivating audiences with his electrifying performances, and etching his name into the annals of rock and roll history.

With an abundance of meticulously curated details and engrossing narratives, “Ozzy at 75” stands as an indispensable chronicle that celebrates the extraordinary life, remarkable career, and enduring legacy of a man who has indubitably and eternally left an indelible imprint on the world of music and beyond.

Black Sabbath, “Crazy Train,” one alleged unfortunate bat…Ozzy Osbourne is widely considered the founder of heavy metal, an artist whose outlandish off- and onstage antics and songcraft have spanned the entirety of the genre. In Ozzy at 75, veteran rock journalist Daniel Bukszpan celebrates and examines the “Prince of Darkness” through the lens of 75 milestones.

  • Slipcased hardcover format
  • Stunning concert and candid offstage photography
  • Images of memorabilia, including gig posters, 7-inch picture sleeves, ticket stubs, and more
  • Gatefold Ozzy timeline
  • Gatefold commissioned artwork depicting Ozzy through the years

Key studio albums are featured, of course, but Bukszpan delves deeper to reveal the events that helped chart the course of Ozzy’s career:

  • Key albums, both with Black Sabbath and as a solo artist
  • Ventures like Black Sabbath reunions, Ozzfest, and his autobiography
  • Collaborations with guitarists like Randy Rhoads, Jake E. Lee, and Zakk Wylde
  • His diagnosis of Parkinson’s
  • Induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Collaborations with wife Sharon and children Jack and Kelly
  • …and of course the mythic offstage misadventures

Daniel Bukszpan has been a freelance writer for over 25 years. He has written for such publications as Fortune, CNBC, Condé Nast Traveler, and many more. He is the author of The Encyclopedia of Heavy MetalThe Encyclopedia of New WaveThe Art of Brutal LegendWoodstock: 50 Years of Peace and Music, and Ozzy at 75. He also contributed to AC/DC: High-Voltage Rock ‘N’ Roll, Iron Maiden: The Ultimate Unauthorized History of the BeastMetallica: The Complete Illustrated History, and Rush: The Illustrated History.