Seven More Days That Rocked the World
In a series recalling key rock events, Stuart Maconie looks at the 1981 career-defining bird-attacking gesture by Ozzy Osbourne. The singer allegedly planned simply to release doves at an Epic Records company meeting to celebrate the signing of his first solo record deal, but, when no-one noticed this display, he bit off the head of a live dove. The blood-spurting act sealed Ozzy's reputation as one of rock's bona fide "madmen".
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