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Randy Rhoads
Birth: Dec. 6, 1956
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Mar. 19, 1982
Leesburg
Lake County
Florida, USA

Rock Musician. A guitar prodigy who started at the age of six and taught at his mother's school during his professional career, he played in an early version of the successful 1980s heavy metal band "Quiet Riot", and was the original guitarist for heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne's solo band. Known for combining classical and heavy metal music together, his work on Osbourne's first two solo albums "Blizzard of Ozz" and "Diary of a Madman" are hailed today for their ingenuity, and songs like "Crazy Train" and "Flyin' High Again" are considered heavy metal classics. He gave the inspiration for Grover Jackson, founder of Jackson guitars, to start a guitar company. He was killed in a private plane crash in Leesburg, Florida at age 26. 

Cause of death: Plane Crash
 
Burial:
Mountain View Cemetery
San Bernardino
San Bernardino County
California, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 34.13673, -117.27621
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 2149
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