You never know when a night out will go from wild to legendary. But in Ozzy Osbourne’s case, one crazy night in 1984 became infamous. Osbourne was in the middle of the years-long Bark at the Moon tour in May 1984 when a night of drinking in Memphis, Tennessee, led to one of the greatest mugshots of all time.
The Smoking Gun says Osbourne was arrested for being “staggering drunk” on Beale Street. Uh, what? Everyone on Beale Street is staggering drunk. They don’t even let cars drive down Beale Street because its entire population is always staggering drunk.
So our boy Osbourne must’ve really been on one to stand out from the masses. Maybe the cops were picking on him. Or maybe they were just keeping an eye on him. Osbourne had already bitten the head off a bat and taken a leak on the Alamo. Only the Lord knows what his plans were for Beale Street.
And it’s not like his bright Blues jersey would’ve helped him blend in with the crowd