This volume was donated by Richard Gordon, Memphis TN in 1992. The compiler of the volumes is unknown.
Ozzy Osbourne, born 3 December 1948 in Birmingham England, began his career as the lead singer with a pioneer heavy metal group Black Sabbath. He left the group in 1978 to form his own band Blizzard of Ozz with which he has toured and recorded since. Between 1980 and 1991 Osbourne produced nine albums.
--taken from The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock and Roll, pp. 409-410, and The Harmony Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock,
Scope and content:
This scrapbook, compiled by an unidentified Osbourne fan who probably
lived in or near Memphis TN, includes covers, articles, and clippings from
heavy metal fanzines including Hit Parader and Circus. The
date and source appears on some but not most of the articles and no source
is indicated for the short clippings. The volume also includes a concert
tour poster, several posters and advertisements for Osbourne's fourth solo
album Bark at the Moon and a ticket stub from an Osbourne concert
1 March 1984 at the Mid-south Coliseum in Memphis TN.
This volume is wrapped and filed by accession number with other manuscript groups .