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Remebering a Legend: Randy Rhoads [VIDEO]

Randy Rhoads
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Randy Rhoads: December 6, 1956 – March 19, 1982

It’s hard to believe it’s been 30 years. On this day back in 1982 the world lost one of, if not the greatest guitar virtuosos of all time Mr. Randy Rhoads.

Probably bestĀ  know as lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne when he first went solo from Black Sabbath. It’s been said and even by Ozzy himself that there wouldn’t have been an Ozzy solo career without Randy.

His unique playing style, classical training and absolute mastery of the guitar completely changed rock n’ roll forever! Most if not all modern rock and metal guitar players site Randy Rhoads as an influence and rightly so.

His life was tragically cut short at the age of 25 when he died in a plane crash while out on the road with Ozzy. The chemistry in the band, especially between Randy and Ozzy are unmistakeable. What these two did is nothing short of amazing.

The first two Ozzy albums “Blizzard Of Oz” and “Diary Of A Madman” are truly masterpieces. While I enjoy the full catalog of Ozzy’s music there’s something magical and very special about the earlier recordings with Randy.

I remember the very first time I heard “Mr. Crowley” from “Blizzard Of Oz” I must have played it a million times. I listened to it over and overĀ  in disbelief and wonder. To this day it remains one of my all time favorite Randy Rhoads guitar solos. What’s one of your favorites?

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