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Ozzy: I owe my career to the Beatles

Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne says that he owes his whole career to the Beatles.

The former Black Sabbath frontman was speaking to the End The Silence campaign by charity Hope And Homes For Children, which has been encouraging artists from across the music world to reflect on songs that made a difference to their lives when they were younger.

Ozzy chose She Loves You by the Fab Four and adds: “That song changed my life. She Loves You had such an impact on me. I remember exactly where I was. I was walking down Witton Road in Aston, I had a blue transistor radio and when that song came on I knew from then on what I wanted to do with my life.

“This was so brand new and it gave me a great feeling. Then I became an avid Beatles fan – they were great.

“I owe my career to them because they gave me the desire to want to be in the music game.”

The End The Silence campaign aims to raise cash to help find families for 120,000 children who are currently suffering in Ugandan and Rwandan orphanages.

Other artists to back the campaign include Royal Blood, Noel Gallagher, Paul Simonon, Damon Albarn and Duran Duran.

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