Even More Postcards From Ozzy
Another set of notes to home cover a wide period of time. One, undated from Valais, Switzerland, finds Osbourne again fretting over people's reactions to his long hair, saying that restaurants refused to serve them. Another, written by Thelma in Florida in 1972, reports that the singer is enjoying the rays. And a final, from Switzerland in late November 1969, shortly after the group recorded its self-titled debut. He says he hopes his family heard Black Sabbath on the radio, praises the sights around St. Gall (calling it "quaint") and raves about a "chick" he met named Marianne. He also said he wasn't sure if he'd be home by Christmas, as the band might be recording a TV spot for German TV. About six months later, they would perform four songs (including "Blue Suede Shoes" and "Iron Man") for the German program Musikladen.