Calls for Ozzy Osbourne airport in Birmingham
Ozzy Osbourne could soon have an airport named after him as the record company boss who discovered Black Sabbath is calling for a name change to honour the local hero.
Jim Simpson, head of Big Bear Music, wants Birmingham Airport to be turned into a tribute for their hometown star Osbourne, who founded the metal band there.
Simpson has held talks with council chiefs who are reportedly considering following in the footsteps of officials in Liverpool, who unveiled the Liverpool John Lennon Airport in memory of the late Beatles legend.
He tells The Birmingham Mail, "I believe it would be a masterstroke that would instantly confound the cynics. How does The Ozzy Osbourne International Airport resonate?
"The message says, 'Hey world, we are proud of our own.' Ozzy might not always have been a paragon of virtue, but he is a genuine, flesh and blood Brummie."
Councillor Philip Parkin adds, "It's an interesting idea and I've got an open mind. I would be interested to know what people thought about it. We need to be making the most of the talent we have got and did have in this city."
what do you think?
stupid idea. has birmingham no-one to be more proud of?
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A nice enough idea. Is Birmingham really proud enough, though? I have seen Ozzy a couple of times and more recently, his show was a bit of a farce, to be fair, as he stumbled about, muttering something. His demise has been slow and sad to watch, but usually, people who have been publicly reduced by booze and drugs to a dithering, jibbering mess have not been so revered.
This is a hideous idea, as was re-naming Liverpool airport after John Lennon. Ozzie does not reflect Birmingham and is an "odd ball". Best of luck to him, but to re- name Birmingham airport after him, NO. Peter.Holmfirth. (a Brummie)
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