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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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MONSTERS OF ROCK IN FULL FLIGHT SURE TO BECOME FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

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Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.












 


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