Rocker Ozzy Osbourne was so devastated when his wife SHARON broke the news ex-BEATLE John Lennon had been shot dead in 1980, his "world stopped". Osbourne's favourite band is The Beatles, and he found it difficult to cope with the news Lennon had been murdered in New York City. He recalls, "The world stopped for me when Sharon told me that John Lennon had been shot in New York. I can't even describe how I felt. "If he was a politician, a soldier, anything else, it would be, 'Oh yeah, well he is in that kind of business,' but the amount of joy and hope that he gave people was just remarkable." Osbourne adds, "I often daydream about whether they would ever have reformed. I never saw The Beatles, I saw Paul MCCartney play but never saw The Beatles - I would have loved to have seen them play."