The initial encounter with Paul McCartney left Ozzy Osbourne in a state of disbelief.
In the most recent episode of The Osbournes podcast, the 75-year-old Black Sabbath musician candidly shared his experience of being starstruck by none other than the late Beatles icon.
Ozzy expressed, “I’m a big Beatles fan and when I first met Paul McCartney, it was like meeting Jesus Christ.”
He went on to say, “And he was a very nice man, a very nice man. And when I got a Grammy, he followed up with my producer to congratulate me. That was very, very special.”
During the episode, Sharon Osbourne went on to reveal the person who left her dazzled.
“For me, it has to be Elizabeth Taylor,” she remarked, with Ozzy chiming in, “Oh yeah and Elizabeth Taylor.”
The 71-year-old former host of The Talk mentioned that the experience of meeting her was “amazing.”
They both emphasized that their interaction with Robin Williams was equally noteworthy.
“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,” remembered the “Paranoid” artist.
Sharon interjected: “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.”
Over time, Ozzy has discussed his enduring affection for The Beatles.
In a 2020 cover story for NME, he reminisced about the impact of hearing The Beatles perform “She Loves You,” revealing that it ignited his desire to become a musician. Speaking to the outlet, Ozzy mentioned, “My dad knew I was an avid, f—ing freaked-out Beatles fan. I loved them. They were the reason why.”
During a 2016 interview with the same publication, the British rocker shared his wish for The Beatles’ “A Day in the Life” to be the song played at his funeral. However, he appeared to be contemplating this choice at the time.
“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,” expressed Ozzy.