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Randy Rhoads

Born: Dec 6, 1956

Death: Mar 19, 1982

Birthplace: Santa Monica

Profession: Musician

Nationality: United States

Randy Rhoads

Date of Birth : Dec 6, 1956
Date of Death : Mar 19, 1982
Birth Place : Santa Monica

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.


  • Musician
  • Teacher
  • Record producer
  • Songwriter
  • Guitarist

Also known as

  • Randall William Rhoads
  • Rhoads, Randy
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