Remembering Randy Rhoads and Paul Kossoff


Randy Rhoads

On This Date, March 19th in 1982: Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist Randy Rhoads died in a plane crash in Leesburg, FL when the plane crashed into Osbourne’s tour bus. The pilot Andrew Aycock – who caused the crash by trying to “buzz” the top of the bus as a prank –  and hairdresser Rachel Youngblood were also killed. Rhoads was 25 years old. Free guitarist Paul Kossoff also died on this day in 1976, also at age 25, after suffering a drug-related heart attack while on a flight to Los Angeles. RIP to two great young talents lost way too soon.

Paul Kossoff Portrait

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0 thoughts on “Remembering Randy Rhoads and Paul Kossoff

  1. It’s sad enough when people die, but when they die under such tragic circumstances it’s awful. Particularly the stupidity of that pilot of the plane with Randy — you don’t horse around while piloting a plane…Good God.

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