The Beatles song that launched Ozzy Osbourne's career


THE BEATLES released a string of tracks throughout the 1960s and one of their biggest singles inspired Ozzy Osbourne, the Prince of Darkness, to get out of Birmingham and make something of himself. He later described listening to the Fab Four's music as "waking up in another world".

Through the decades The Beatles inspired countless musicians. Many singers and bands have cited the Fab Four as one of their influences, so it is no exaggeration to say they made a major impact on the music industry. And this inspiration even spanned into the hard rock genre.

Ozzy Osbourne - better known as the Prince of Darkness - spoke candidly about his humble upbringing and how The Beatles' music dragged him out of the slump he was in when he was just a teenager.

Then, when he was 15-years-old, The Beatles released their fifth single, She Loves You. The raucous track was a smash hit on the airwaves and reached number one not only in the UK but in the USA and Canada as well.

"One day," Ozzy said. "'She Loves You' came on the radio. That song turned my head around."

Ozzy later praised The Beatles directly for his career.

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