Good stuff. Randy was ahead of his time. He was 25 years old when he did this seminar…~TS
RANDY RHOADS EXTENDED SOLO WITH “DEE” INCLUDED , EXCELLENT QUALITY TAKEN FROM ORIGINAL FILM. PLEASE NOTE- THE VIDEO TITLE INDICATES RANDY WAS 20 YEARS OLD IN THIS VIDEO, NOT THAT THE VIDEO IS 20 YEARS OLD.
Randy Rhoads was a guitar prodigy since six years of age. His teaching career in his mothers music school known as “musonia” was where he taught a large number of students on a daily basis.
A member of the L.A. Rock band Quirt Riot , he was tapped to audition for Ozzy Osbourne’s new group through a mutual friend. He was chosen for the gig and flew to England to begin writing and recording songs for what would be two of the most legendary hard rock albums ever recorded and also the tracks that would resurrect the failing career of Ozzy Osbourne.
The albums blizzard of oz and diary of a mad man are two incredible pieces of rock virtuosity , and incredible musicianship that is unmatched to this day.
Sadly , Randy Rhoads died in a small plane crash on March 19th , 1982 in Leesburg Florida, he was 25 years old.
His legacy and his music have inspired countless guitarists and will no doubt continue to do so through out music history
Randall Rhoads born in California in 1956 and cut down in his prime at the age of only 26 has been an immense influence on a whole generation of musicians in rock and metal. He first came to international prominence in 1979 when he was recruited from the cult metal band Quiet Riot to play with Ozzy Osbourne who had been fired from Black Sabbath for his drink and drug addictions and was in urgent need of a co-writer to kickstart a solo career.ÞHow and why Ozzy and Randy went on to find enormous success is one of the key themes of ÊCrazy TrainÊ named after the first and most famous Osbourne/Rhoads co-composition. It was Randy’s pioneering combination of neo-classical soloing catchy riffage and unforgettable songwriting which propelled Ozzy to stardom in his own right ä even after thousands of Black Sabbath fans had written him off. The two albums which Randy recorded with Quiet Riot and the two with Ozzy showcase the young guitarist’s immense ability although the full extent of his talent may never have been revealed. In 1982 he died in an air crash the victim of the pilot’s cocaine-influenced misjudgment.ÞThe parallels between ÊCrazy TrainÊ and the author’s best-selling ÊTo Live Is To Die: The Life and Death of Cliff BurtonÊ (Jawbone 2009) are intentional and obvious. Both books deal with a musical prodigy who died tragically in his mid-20s; both men have a vast following and a profile which has risen and risen in the years since their deaths; and both men have a large coterie of friends family and associates prepared to tell their stories for the very first time.Randy Rhoads giving a full guitar seminar at a music store in Pennsylvania approximately one month before his tragic passing. During the Diary Of A Mad Man tour , he stopped by a guitar store and gave the seminar you will hear in the video. Enjoy…