Rock legend Ozzy Osbourne was back in town to unveil a Midland Metro tram bearing his name.
The Aston-born frontman of Black Sabbath received a hero’s welcome from hundreds of fans who lined Birmingham’s Corporation Street.
The tram was parked at a new stop forming part of the city centre extension that opens to passengers on Bank Holiday Monday (May 30).
Cllr John, Clancy, left, Cllr Roger Lawrence and Ozzy Osbourne with the tram bearing the Brummie rock legend’s name.
The extension has been built by Centro, the delivery arm of the West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority (ITA).
Ozzy said: “It’s great to be here and it’s a great honour. Once a Brummie always a Brummie.
Commenting on his forthcoming farewell tour with Black Sabbath, he added: “We never thought back in 1968 that we’d still be here, it’s been an incredible journey.”
Joining Ozzy for the tram-naming were Coun John Clancy, leader of Birmingham City Council, and Coun Roger Lawrence, the chairman of the ITA.
Cllr Clancy said: “Birmingham is the birthplace of many great people but Ozzy really is one of our most famous sons and I am delighted he has joined us.
“The opening of the Midland Metro extension will be fantastic news for the city and the region and having Ozzy here to unveil a tram bearing his name just adds star quality to it.”
Cllr Lawrence said he was delighted that the Metro would be expanding further across Birmingham and the Black Country over the next few years.