The Day Ozzy Osbourne Gave Me A History Lesson
While a student at Syracuse University Back in the early 70’s I attended many concerts at the Syracuse War Memorial. One day my sister called raving about a new band called Black Sabbath and telling me that if they came through town I had to see them. A month later along with Mountain, featuring Leslie West, I listened to her wise advice and was treated to a night of great rock n’ roll.
Fast forward to 2003. The Osbournes was a big hit on MTV and Ozzy Osbourne came into the studio for an interview with Mark and Brian.
During a commercial break Mark and Brian left to grab a smoke outside. Being a big fan ever since that first time I heard the band play, I went in the studio to keep Ozzy company. I told him the first time I saw Black Sabbath was when Mountain opened for them at the Syracuse War Memorial.
Ozzy, who at times may sound incoherent, is definitely not a burned out rock star. He looked at me, shaking his head from left to right and corrected me.
“No man, we were new, Mountain was the headliner and we were the opening act!”