OZZY OSBOURNE Fans Call For BIRIMGHAM WALK OF FAME

Anna Jeys of the Birmingham Mail is reporting that a group of Ozzy Osbourne fanatics want to turn Broad Street in Birmingham, England into the Midland version of Hollywood Boulevard to honor famous Brummies in a Walk of Fame.

The Ozzy Powered Football Club was set up three years ago to play in the name of their rock hero — but now the team have another quest.

They want to have stars imprinted on the buzzing Birmingham street with the Aston-born rocker top of the list to be first to hit the pavement.

And the team are hoping Birmingham's stars will back them for the scheme and come back to the city for glitzy handprinting ceremonies similar to those held in Tinseltown.

They have received the backing of Birmingham's Lord Mayor, Coun John Hood, and are holding meetings with the Broad Street Traders Association and other organizations to find funding.

Organizers Gary Fisher and Garry Raybold want businesses and sponsors to back them.

"When we set up the team, we wanted to get an honour for Ozzy," said Garry. "He is a member of one of the biggest rock groups in the world and is from Birmingham.

"Then I started thinking of the stars on Broad Street. It would be great for Birmingham. Each year we could have a different comedian, or music star or sportsman — we have enough of them and nothing is ever done to mark them.

"It would be great publicity for Birmingham. Businesses could sponsor the stars and there would be something in there for them. And it would bring trade to Broad Street."

Garry added: "I am sure if we got the stars down to do it, we would get a great crowd."

The team have set up a website at www.birminghamwalkoffame.com where visitors can sign an online petition to support the pioneering scheme for the city's entertainment district.

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