Randy Rhoads was a phenomenal musician whose skill reduced many budding guitarists to tears of frustration, but even he could be intimidated on occasion. According to Rhoads biographer Andrew Klein, one of those occasions included the first time he watched Eddie Van Halen perform.
Gone but not forgotten, especially for diehard fans. Randy Rhoads was the young and gifted guitarist for Ozzy and Quiet Riot, of course, and he was born on this day, December 6th, back in 1956 in Santa Monica, California.
On this day in rock history, March 19, 1982, the rock world lost one of its most talented and influential guitarists. Randy Rhoads was only 25 years old when his promising rock career was abruptly ended.