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  HAVE THE VERY FIRST RECORDINGS OF OZZY OSBOURNE BEEN UNEARTHED? - LISTEN HERE
30th July 2017



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Pete Bonner of Psychotron Records record store in Sutton Coldfield is claiming that he may have found the Holy Grail and uncovered the very first recordings of Ozzy Osbourne singing.

You can have a listen below and decide for yourself whether it really is the very first recording of Ozzy. For us, the jury is still out and we are undecided but Black Sabbath's first manager, Jim Simpson, said he is "pretty certain" it is genuine, however Ozzy's currrent management have said it "is with 100% certainty" that it is not Ozzy singing and he himself has confirmed this it is not.

Pete visited an old Birmingham musician who was in a recorded band in the 60s and bought a box of interesting R&B and rock'n'roll 7" singles off him. In the box was an acetate, an Emidisc with hand written labels stating it was by The Prospectors. The seller couldn't remember where it came from and they couldn't play it at the time.

Pete did some research and found that "John 'Ozzy' Osbourne's first musical experience was in a band called The Prospectors, which also included future Polka Tulk slide guitarist Jimmy Phillips".

This was five years before Black Sabbath formed and the acetate is a recording of two blues tunes; 'Lonesome Road Blues' and 'That's Alright' (not the Elvis Presley tune.

These recordings are undocumented and were never before heard until Pete, a hunter of rare records, posted them on the Psychotron Records website and there are questions unanswered about this early part of Ozzy's career and Pete is trying to authenticate the tape.

Pete says the split of opinion as to whether the tape really is Ozzy is "about 80:20". Have a listen right here and decide for yourself.




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