An effort is underway to rename the airport in Birmingham, England, after rocker Ozzy Osbourne.
Ozzy Osbourne could soon have an English airport named after him as the record company boss who discovered Black Sabbath is calling for a name change to honor 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 in the late ‘60s. Simpson has held talks with city council officials, who are reportedly considering following in the footsteps of officials in Liverpool, England, who unveiled the Liverpool John Lennon Airport in memory of the late Beatles legend.
"I believe it would be a masterstroke that would instantly confound the cynics. How does The Ozzy Osbourne International Airport resonate?" Simpson told The Birmingham Mail. "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 (Birmingham native)."
"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," added Birmingham Councillor Philip Parkin.