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Ozzy Osbourne, Bastille share favorite childhood music memories for charity campaign

Mark Weiss; ABC/Randy HolmesOzzy Osbourne and Bastille‘s Dan Smith are sharing their favorite childhood music memories for a new charity campaign called “End the Silence,” which aims to help children in orphanages.

The Black Sabbath frontman remembers hearing “She Loves You” by The Beatles for the first time while walking down a road in England with a blue transistor radio in hand.

“When that song came on, I knew from then on what I wanted to do with my life,” Ozzy says.

Smith, meanwhile, picks the song “Killing Me Softly” by hip-hop group The Fugees, which was introduced to him by his sister.

“It was a big introduction for me to a whole kind of new world of music,” Smith says. “I remember jumping around the kitchen to that song and singing along to it and trying to do terrible harmonies. As soon as I hear that song kick in, it makes me feel nostalgic in a really good way.”

Other artists participating in “End the Silence” include Royal Blood, Noel Gallagher, Wolf Alice, Damon Albarn and Hozier. You can also share your own childhood music memory at EndtheSilence.com.

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