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ozzy's first

who was the first guitarist to play with ozzy?

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It is said that John "Ozzy" Osbourne's 1st music experience was in a band called THE PROSPECTORS, which also included future Polka Tulk slide guitarist Jimmy Phillips. He also played with local groups like THE BLACK PANTHERS and APPROACH. Ozzy also filled in for the ailing singer of MUSIC MACHINE in early 1966 for a brief time. That year, Ozzy also served six weeks of a three-sentence in Winston Green for non-payment of a 25 pound fine he incurred for breaking into Sarah Clarke's clothes shop
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Geezer was in the band Rare Breed from 1966 to 1968 playing rhythm guitar with Roger Hope playing lead. When their vocalist John Butcher left for a "better offer" the band came across Ozzy's famous add "Ozzy Zig needs a gig"
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(p.s. this is from Rob Dwyer's site www.Sabbathlive.com which i must say is a spectacular site, check it out)
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So take you pick of those names: Geezer, Roger Hope, or Jimmp Phillips. But you aren't going to find any recordings from these bands. The earliest recordings of Sabbath related stuff is either Ronnie Dio's early bands, Ronnie and The Redcaps and Ronnie and the Prophets for more info see www.dimwhit.com/dio, or Mythology, one of their shows has been unearthed recently)

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Tony Iommi = God, his arch angels are Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Walker, Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillan, Dave Donato, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen, Tony Martin, and Bill Ward (bassically everyone who sang on a song labeled Black Sabbath)

I always get a great laugh out of the whole Ozzy Zig needs a gig thing, it's forever priceless!

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<cite>"Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus."</cite> - <strong>Ozzy Osbourne</strong>