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“He spoke of The Beatles as a group of very kind individuals,” Osbourne shared in a recent episode of ‘The Osbournes’ podcast.
Ozzy Osbourne expressed his astonishment at the initial encounter with Paul McCartney during the latest episode of The Osbournes podcast. The 75-year-old Black Sabbath artist shared his starstruck moment, revealing that meeting the legendary Beatles musician felt akin to meeting Jesus Christ.
Reflecting on the experience, Ozzy remarked, “I’m a big Beatles fan and when I first met Paul McCartney, it was like meeting Jesus Christ.” He went on to describe McCartney as a “very nice man,” emphasizing the special nature of the interaction. Ozzy also recounted the touching gesture of McCartney congratulating him through his producer after he received a Grammy, making the moment even more memorable.
During the episode, Sharon Osbourne disclosed her own admiration, revealing that she was dazzled by Elizabeth Taylor. Ozzy Osbourne chimed in, echoing the sentiment with an enthusiastic “Oh yeah and Elizabeth Taylor.”
The former host of The Talk, 71, further described the experience of meeting Elizabeth Taylor as “amazing,” underscoring the profound impact the encounter had on her.
Both Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne shared that their encounter with Robin Williams was also profoundly special.
Ozzy recalled a particularly touching moment during Sharon’s battle with cancer, saying, “When Sharon was sick with cancer, I felt bad about leaving her just in the house, so I asked Robin Williams if he’d come and see her. Sharon loved him.” Sharon then added with admiration, “Oh, I absolutely was so in awe of his talent and his kindness. And he came in and got into bed with me and told jokes for a couple of hours. It wasn’t just like he popped his head around the door [and said] ‘Hi, how are you doing?’ and left. It was a good two hours with me and he was amazing. Made me feel so good. Amazing man.”
Ozzy Osbourne has consistently expressed his deep love for The Beatles throughout the years.
In a 2020 NME cover story, he reminisced about how hearing The Beatles perform “She Loves You” was a pivotal moment that ignited his desire to become a musician. Ozzy shared with the outlet, “My dad knew I was an avid, f—ing freaked-out Beatles fan. I loved them. They were the reason why.”
In a 2016 interview with the same publication, the British rocker disclosed his preference for The Beatles’ “A Day in the Life” to be the song played at his funeral. While still contemplating his decision at the time, he remarked, “I really need a few more years to think this over, but probably something from ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ or ‘Revolver’. I definitely don’t want my f—ing greatest hits album – I never ever play that thing, I’m f—ing embarrassed about it. And I definitely don’t want a f—ing happy song – I’m dead.”