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Randy Rhoads

Randy Rhoads (December 6, 1956-March 19, 1982) was a songwriter and guitarist with Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne.

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Career with Quiet Riot

1975-1976: Rhoads first joined Quiet Riot with Frankie Banali[?], Kevin DuBrow[?], Kenny Hillery[?], and Rudy Sarzo[?].
1977: The band signs a contract to CBS Records
1978: The band released its first album.
1979: The band released the second album.
1980: Rhoads starts playing with Ozzy Osbourne
1981: Rhoads quits Quiet Riot so he can stay focused on his work with Ozzy Osbourne, releasing Diary of a Madman.
1982: Rhoads dies in a plane crash.
1983: The band releases Metal Health with a new guitarist, Carlos Cavazo[?].

Career working with Ozzy Osbourne

1980: Randy Rhoads's first gig with Ozzy Osbourne, and the recording of Blizzard of Ozz.
1981: Blizzard Of Oz and Diary of a Madman were both released.
1987: Ozzy Osbourne releases Tribute to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Rhoads's death.

The live recordings on Tribute were originally intended to be released as Ozzy's first live album, Speak of the Devil (Talk of the Devil in the U.K.), but when Rhoads died, Osbourne shelved the tapes. Instead, Ozzy made a live recording of songs from the Ozzy-era Black Sabbath catalogue, playing with his usual live ensemble (Rudy Sarzo[?] on bass guitar and Tommy Aldridge[?] on drums) and guitarist Brad Gillis[?] of Night Ranger[?] substituting for Rhoads. The intended name of the live album, however, did not change, and consequently Speak of the Devil is sometimes erroneously ascribed to Rhoads's discography.

Discography with Quiet Riot

Discography with Ozzy Osbourne



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