Name : Randy Rhoads
Real Name : Randall William Rhoads
Instrument : Guitar
Band : Quiet Riot, The Ozzy Osbourne Band
Anthems : Mr. Crowley, You said it all
Place of Birth : Santa Monica, California, USA
Status : Dead
Dates : December 6, 1956 - March 19, 1982
Randy Rhoads formed the band Quiet Riot in 1976. Playing small clubs and schools in the late seventies, the band became so popular they signed with Sony Records. In 1979 Rhoads had the custom guitar designer Karl Sandoval make him a black and white polka dot flying "V", and it became his signature guitar. At the request of a friend, Rhoads auditioned for the guitarist position in The Ozzy Osbourne Band. Rhoads played with the band until his untimely death in a plane crash in 1982. Randy Rhoads will be best known for his guitar playing and his artistically designed guitars.
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