A campaign to make rocker Ozzy Osbourne a knight is gaining steam after his daughter Kelly threw her weight behind it.
Public support for Australian super-fan Helen Maidiotis’ campaign has mounted since Kelly backed it online, writing on Twitter.com, “I think this really needs to happen!” alongside a link to the project’s Facebook.com page.
The petition had received 13,880 signatures on Tuesday, around 6,000 short of its 20,000 target.
Why are we still under 14,000? Even after my BBC WM interview and media coverage?
In a note to Britain’s Honors and Appointments Secretariat David Spooner, posted on Causes.com, Maidiotis writes, “I am petitioning for Ozzy Osbourne, frontman for Black Sabbath to receive a Knighthood after over 40 years of service to the music industry. Birmingham-born John Michael Osbourne, has been entertaining and inspiring a great many throughout his life, he has been a huge success world wide with many successful albums with both Black Sabbath as well as in his solo career.
“Now in his mid 60′s (sic), I believe the time has come for him to receive a Knighthood. Please consider Mr. Osbourne for this honor as it is well deserved and long over due.”