Randy Rhoads

Hard rock, Guitarist

1956 – 1982

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Who was Randy Rhoads?

Randall William "Randy" Rhoads was an American heavy metal guitarist who played with Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot. He died in a plane accident while on tour with Osbourne in Florida in 1982. A devoted student of classical guitar, Rhoads combined his classical music influences with his own heavy metal style. Despite his short career, Rhoads, who was a major influence on neo-classical metal, is cited as an influence by many guitarists and is included in several "Greatest Guitarist" lists.

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Born
Dec 6, 1956
Santa Monica
Also known as
  • Rhoads, Randy
  • Randall William Rhoads
Siblings
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Burbank High School
Lived in
  • Santa Monica
  • Burbank
Died
Mar 19, 1982
Leesburg
Resting place
Mountain View Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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