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Ozzy Osbourne and Wife to Lead John Lennon's 70th Birthday

March 6, 2010, 6:47 am GMT

Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon Osbourne have accepted the offer given by Liverpool's Lord Mayor to celebrate John Lennon's 70th birthday in October.

Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon Osbourne will lead the birthday celebrations for the late John Lennon in his hometown of Liverpool, England in October. The former Black Sabbath's frontman, who is a big The Beatles' fan, was invited by Liverpool's Lord Mayor, Councillor Mike Storey, to help mark what would have been the tragic singer's 70th birthday - and he has happily accepted.

Local radio DJ Pete Price, who received the news in a phone call from rock matriarch Sharon Osbourne herself, explains, "She said she is coming to Liverpool and it is something to do with what would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday. Ozzy is a huge John Lennon fan."

Lennon, who was shot dead in New York City on December 8, 1980, would have turned 70 on October 9.

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