The iconic vocalist Ozzy Osbourne posted a tweet and unveiled the story behind his famous song, ‘Mr. Crowley,’ from his debut solo album ‘Blizzard of Ozz.‘
The legendary metal musician Ozzy Osbourne released his debut studio album ‘Blizzard of Ozz‘ on September 20, 1980. Later in 2017, the album was ranked #9 on Rolling Stone‘s list of ‘100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time.’
Ozzy Osbourne has been preparing various projects in honor of the 40th anniversary of ‘Blizzard of Ozz,‘ including a special show named ‘40 Years Of Ozzy Osbourne’s Blizzard Of Ozz‘ which was aired on SiriusXM’s Ozzy’s Boneyard radio station.
Recently, Ozzy posted several tweets on his official Twitter account explaining the source of inspiration for each of his songs on the ‘Blizzard of Ozz‘ album. In one of his tweet series, Osbourne shared the story behind the writing process of his song ‘Mr. Crowley.’
Apparently, Ozzy was deeply influenced by the English occultist, poet, and novelist Aleister Crowley. Crowley was known for his unusual personality and as the founder of the Thelemite religion in the early 20th century. Also defined as the wickedest man in the world, Aleister Crowley published widely over the course of his life and one of the admirers of his writing was the Prince of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne.
Here’s what Ozzy Osbourne stated about the background story of his song:
I’d read several books about Aleister Crowley. He was a very weird guy and I always wanted to write a song about him.”
You can see the tweet posted by Ozzy Osbourne and listen to the song right below.
I'd read several books about Aleister Crowley. He was a very weird guy and I always wanted to write a song about him. #Blizzard40
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) September 20, 2020