How old was randy rhodes when he died .... Guitarist for ozzy osbourne

Guitarist Randy Rhoads was just 25 when he died on March 19, 1982 in a plane crash in Leesburg, Fla.

Randy Rhoads was on a fast track to being hailed by critics and fans as the greatest rock guitar player of all time. He recorded two seminal multi-platinum albums with Ozzy Osbourne in just two short years.

The guitar virtuoso was named Guitar Player magazine’s best new talent of 1981. His masterful ability to bridge rock and classical techniques helped him forge a groundbreaking style of guitar playing as evidenced in his jaw-dropping six-string work on songs including “Crazy Train,” “Mr. Crowley,” and “Flying High Again.”

Rhoads had co-founded Quiet Riot as a teenager, and joined Ozzy's Blizzard of Ozz band in 1979 after a few years of working as a guitar teacher; according to legend, Rhoads would continue to take guitar lessons himself in different cities when he was on tour with Ozzy.

By the time he recorded his final album, Ozzy's Diary of a Madman, Rhoads was getting deeper into classical music, and even exploring jazz. He "was reaching deep into himself as a guitar player," Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe said. "That was really the next step right there." -

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Monday, September 18 2017