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Randy Rhoads

1956 - 1982

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Randall William Rhoads (December 6, 1956 – March 19, 1982) was an American guitarist. He was the co-founder and original guitarist of the heavy metal band Quiet Riot, and the guitarist and co-songwriter for Ozzy Osbourne's first two solo albums Blizzard of Ozz (1980) and Diary of a Madman (1981). Rhoads was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021.Originally educated in classical guitar, Rhoads combined these early influences with heavy metal, helping to form a subgenre later known as neoclassical metal. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Randy Rhoads has received more than 5,058,575 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Randy Rhoads is the 490th most popular musician (down from 442nd in 2019), the 2,675th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,344th in 2019) and the 148th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Randy Rhoads ranks 490 out of 2,662Before him are Steve Hackett, Rick Davies, Clifford Brown, Tito Puente, Billy Cobham, and Carlos Puebla. After him are Henri Herz, Varg Vikernes, Ralf Hütter, Ton Koopman, Joan Jett, and Lionel Hampton.

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Among people born in 1956, Randy Rhoads ranks 80Before him are Adnan Oktar, Maggie Reilly, Henri Toivonen, Sugar Ray Leonard, Bo Derek, and Baruch Goldstein. After him are King Diamond, Sultan bin Salman Al Saud, Catherine Ashton, Boris Trajkovski, Taur Matan Ruak, and Miguel Bosé. Among people deceased in 1982, Randy Rhoads ranks 87Before him are Otto Hofmann, Gara Garayev, Kristján Eldjárn, Wifredo Lam, Jean Girault, and Marcel Camus. After him are Isa Miranda, Djuna Barnes, Georg Konrad Morgen, Harold Sakata, Pavel Rotmistrov, and Giovanni Benelli.

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Among people born in United States, Randy Rhoads ranks 2,675 out of 18,182Before him are Tito Puente (1923), Philip Abelson (1913), Jeff Daniels (1955), Ben Bernanke (1953), James M. Cain (1892), and Besse Cooper (1896). After him are Frank Miller (1957), Julie Newmar (1933), Cicely Tyson (1924), Mangas Coloradas (1792), Carolyn Jones (1930), and Christian Slater (1969).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Randy Rhoads ranks 148Before him are Dee Dee Ramone (1951), Tommy Bolin (1951), Pat Metheny (1954), Coleman Hawkins (1904), Clifford Brown (1930), and Tito Puente (1923). After him are Joan Jett (1958), Lionel Hampton (1908), Mick Mars (1951), Ira Gershwin (1896), Bill Viola (1951), and Archie Shepp (1937).