The Metal Voice legend Jimmy Kay recently spoke to former Ozzy Osbourne drummer Lee Kerslake. He discussed the recent claims by Sharon Osbourne that Ozzy was always a solo act.
“First of all Sharon wasn’t our manager at the beginning, Don Arden‘s son David was our manager for a time and he asked us what are we going to call the band? Then Bob Daisley said what about OZZY OSBOURNE’S BLIZZARD OF OZZ? So they went with that.
The whole team at the office said yes and that was before Sharon came over and took over as the manager.
“I have the recollection that we spent quite a bit of time naming the band also I wouldn’t have joined Ozzy it is wasn’t a band. I wasn’t out of work. I was doing my own solo venture where I got a call saying you have got to join this band.
So then I said I will audition them and they can audition me. After my audition was a success I said if we are a band then I am in. Then Ozzy said this band will never part.
That is all I needed, was Ozzy the singer in his words saying we were a band and that’s when we started working.”