37 Years Ago Today- Neo Classical Metal Guitar Pioneer Randy Rhoads Dies In Plane Crash (Watch “Mr. Crowley” Live 1981)

36 years ago today (3/19/82), guitarist Randy Rhoads, lead guitarist Ozzy Osbourne’s band and formerly of Quiet Riot died at age 25. His is killed after riding in a small plane that crashed after the pilot tried to buzz the tour bus where Ozzy was sleeping.  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. Watch Rhoads live in 1981 performing “Mr. Crowley”…

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