Who Was Unloved By Ozzy Osbourne

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Black Sabbath is credited with creating heavy metal. Mixing bone-crushing volume with Ozzy Osbourne's keening, ominous statements of gloom and doom, Black Sabbath were the heavy-metal kings of the 1970s. Often unloved by mainstream rock critics and ignored by radio programmers, the group still managed to sell over 8 million albums before Osbourne left for a solo career in 1979. The four original members were schoolmates from a working-class district of industrial Birmingham, England. They first joined together as the Polka Tulk Blues Company. They quickly changed their name first to Earth. Then, in 1969, to Black Sabbath which was the name that stuck. The name came from the title of a song written by bassist Geezer Butler, a fan of

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