Ok here we go The first of the bootlegs, this one is from the Blizzard of Ozz tour recorded on the 22nd oct 1980 and showcases their debut album. I was fortunate enough to see them in Edinburgh only their third ever gig. The following account comes from Wikipedia There is a least one inconsistency. Acording to the article the Blizzard of Ozz album was released a week after the tour started Which was immposible as I had the album and knew the lyrics to all the songs (much to the annoyance of those standing beside me). So it was more like 1 week before the tour started. Also for some inexplicable reason the keyboard player was not on the stage
This was one of the best gigs of my youth, not only was Ozzy in excellent form but support act Budgie Blew me away, I have been a fan of there's ever since. As for Ozzy i got tickets to see him the next time he played Edinburgh only for it to be cancelled at the last moment, no reason given. Anyway on the way home Myself and a couple of friends came across the tour bus and guess what Good old Ozzy was on a different planet and kicking off at anyone and everyone in sight.I couldn't tell you if the gig was re-arranged or not as I took the refund and have never been the slightest bit interested in his carreer ever since
Ozzy Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath in 1979,after his final performance with the band on 11 December 1978 during the Never Say Die! promotional tour. The singer began his solo career the same year, hiring Quiet Riot guitarist Randy Rhoads, former Rainbow bassist Bob Daisley and former Uriah Heep drummer Lee Kerslake.The band recorded their debut album between March and April the next year, releasing Blizzard of Ozz in the United Kingdom in September 1980.
Ozzy Osbourne and his band began their tour in Osbourne's native United Kingdom on 12 September 1980,
a week before the album's UK release.The band played three dates in Scotland, before moving on to play 25 dates in England and one in Wales between 17 September and 31 October.Keyboardist Don Airey, who performed on the album, was replaced on tour by Lindsey Bridgewater.On every date of the leg, the band were supported by Welsh hard rock band Budgie, who were promoting their eighth studio album Power Supply, apart from the Liverpool date when Budgie pulled out and were replaced by local hard rock act, Export. Following the first leg of the tour, the band began writing the follow-up to their debut album; Diary of a Madman was subsequently recorded in February 1981.
Shortly before the beginning of the tour's second leg, after recording Diary of a Madman, original members Daisley and Kerslake were fired from the band.Ex-Quiet Riot bassist Rudy Sarzo and former Pat Travers Band drummer Tommy Aldridge (both of whom were credited on Diary of a Madman in place of the fired members, who performed all bass and drum parts) were hired to replace them in April, performing on the remainder of the tour. Blizzard of Ozz was released in the United States in January 1981, before the second leg of the tour began in the United States on 22 April 1981, where it remained until 12 July. Ozzy's band were supported on the United States run by English heavy metal band Motörhead, who remained with the tour when it moved to Canada on 13 July, adding local hard rock band Queen City Kids (promoting their debut self-titled album) to the shows. Ozzy and Motörhead performed at the Heavy Metal Holocaust concert at Vale Park, England on 1 August, before moving back to the United States to complete another month-and-a-half of tour dates with English hard rock band Def Leppard, who were supporting their second studio album High 'n' Dry.
Randy Rhoads – guitar
Bob Daisley – bass, backing vocals
Lee Kerslake – drums
Lindsey Bridgewater – keyboards
23 21 October 1980 Canterbury Odeon
2. "You Lookin' at Me Lookin' at You"
3. "Crazy Train"
4. "Goodbye to Romance"
5. "No Bone Movies"
6. "Mr. Crowley"
7. "Revelation (Mother Earth)"
8. "Suicide Solution" / Randy Rhoads guitar solo/Lee Kerslake drum solo
9. "Iron Man"
10. "Children of the Grave"
11. "Steal Away (The Night)"
12. Encore: "Paranoid" (Black Sabbath cover)