MyLesPaul.com
Homepage - Sponsors - Subscription - Auctions - Advertise - Spy  
Go Back   MyLesPaul.com > Music Gear > The Cellar
MLP Meet 2014 LIKE MyLesPaul on Facebook FOLLOW MyLesPaul on Twitter
  
Like Tree4Likes
  • 1 Post By Hempdiddy
  • 1 Post By Harpozep
  • 1 Post By Hempdiddy
  • 1 Post By banditguitarist1

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 03-23-2009, 12:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Hempdiddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: A place which is evil and devine.
Posts: 39
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 1 Post
The death of Randy Rhoads, discovered.

I know that it being 27th anniversary of Randy Rhoads' death last week, I'm a few days late posting this, but there are a few items that I'd like to share with everybody. A few present-day photos of the Rhoads crash site have come into my possession:






This is the airfield from where Randy Rhoads took off alive and would never return. Imagine that this landscape, these trees, and these buildings are the last things that the three victims ever saw.






The road and entrance to the bus depot and airport.






The location of the accident. You can see the mansion, and behind the two dark green, round-ish palm trees in the middle of the photo, is the garage that the plane crashed into and exploded. Heading from left to right is the airstrip; it can be seen as a thin strip of concrete along the wooden fence line. Between the airstrip and the group of very large trees on the right of the photo is where the tour bus would have most likely been parked. After striking the tour bus, the plane severed a large pine tree. That pine tree may have been amongst the group of large trees on the right or amongst the other large pine trees seen rising from the back/center of the photo.





This is where it all went down, literally. When I think of Randy Rhoads and the way he was taken from this earth, I become very sad and feel heart-broken. These images show a place where events occurred that would change hard rock forever. Who knows, for certain, what other types of music Randy would have given to the world? These images seem to show a world that has gone on since 1982, but for those of us who understand, these image have powerful impact. It shows a place of heavy consequence, deep despair, and untimely ruin.
tazzboy likes this.
Hempdiddy is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to Hempdiddy For This Useful Post:
Alt Today
Les Paul

Beitrag Sponsored Links

__________________
This advertising will not be shown in this way to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on MyLesPaul.com
   
Unread 03-23-2009, 12:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Skynyrdpicker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Montreal
Posts: 3,862
Thanks: 79
Thanked 24 Times in 12 Posts
Re: The death of Randy Rhoads, discovered.

Plane crashes kill so many amazing musicians, it's terrible... RIP Randy Rhoads, and all the others who have fallen from the sky.
Skynyrdpicker is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-23-2009, 12:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
Your moms BF
 
Joeydego's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: NY NY
Posts: 17,157
Thanks: 236
Thanked 829 Times in 208 Posts
Re: The death of Randy Rhoads, discovered.

Its my understanding he was in the bus when the plane hit it.
__________________
MY WEBSITE

أنا جعلت الحب لأمك و الأغنام لها
Joeydego is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-23-2009, 12:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
transparentbluefanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 824
Thanks: 43
Thanked 17 Times in 7 Posts
Re: The death of Randy Rhoads, discovered.

steve ray fell from the sky too....
__________________
what you seek is closer than you realize.....

the porta-potty is in the back yard
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
shut up and enjoy some damn music. respect it even if its not to your liking cause guess what? they made it and most of you didn't. music is music and music is art and if you can't respect it then leave. i'm tierd of people ranting on music just because they don't like it. it may not be to your liking but its pasion and art.

sigh

have a good day
transparentbluefanatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-23-2009, 12:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Skynyrdpicker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Montreal
Posts: 3,862
Thanks: 79
Thanked 24 Times in 12 Posts
Re: The death of Randy Rhoads, discovered.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joeydego View Post
Its my understanding he was in the bus when the plane hit it.
You could be right; I don't know much about RR unfortunately, but I did look him up on Wikipedia and their story claimed he was in the plane when he tragically passed away.
Skynyrdpicker is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-23-2009, 12:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Geetarguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,199
Thanks: 60
Thanked 9 Times in 6 Posts
Re: The death of Randy Rhoads, discovered.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joeydego View Post
Its my understanding he was in the bus when the plane hit it.
Randy was on the plane....
Geetarguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-23-2009, 12:51 AM   #7 (permalink)
Your moms BF
 
Joeydego's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: NY NY
Posts: 17,157
Thanks: 236
Thanked 829 Times in 208 Posts
Re: The death of Randy Rhoads, discovered.

it appears you are correct.
__________________
MY WEBSITE

أنا جعلت الحب لأمك و الأغنام لها
Joeydego is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-23-2009, 12:52 AM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
StrangerNY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: New York
Posts: 8,189
Thanks: 21
Thanked 460 Times in 104 Posts
Re: The death of Randy Rhoads, discovered.

Right. Randy was in the plane and Oz was sleeping in the bus, IIRC.

- D
__________________
"I learned a long time ago that one note can go a long way if it's the right one, and it will probably whip the guy with 20 notes." - Les Paul

"You were old the first time I signed you." - unnamed A&R guy to StrangerNY, 2000
StrangerNY is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-23-2009, 12:57 AM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Wolff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: near Boston
Posts: 639
Thanks: 17
Thanked 16 Times in 12 Posts
Send a message via MSN to Wolff
Re: The death of Randy Rhoads, discovered.

Kind of hard to read, but this explains what happened.

Wolff is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-23-2009, 01:36 AM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
jrnic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,240
Thanks: 1
Thanked 6 Times in 3 Posts
Re: The death of Randy Rhoads, discovered.

Yes, he was IN the plane when it went down. I still have the original newspaper article I tore out. I put it in the tour book from the 1982 tour. I had tickets for their Long Island show at Nassau Coliseum that was supposed to happen a month or so after the accident. I got the tour book when the show was rescheduled and I saw Brad Gillis play guitar. I have to say Gillis did a phenomenal job playing that night, but it was still no Randy Rhoads. I'll never forget all the banners and signs all over the arena that night with Randy's name/face on them.
jrnic is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-23-2009, 02:13 AM   #11 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Jody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Over The Mountain
Posts: 7,038
Thanks: 216
Thanked 110 Times in 16 Posts
Re: The death of Randy Rhoads, discovered.

Read this book......
Amazon.com: Off the Rails: Aboard the Crazy Train in the Blizzard of Ozz: Rudy Sarzo: Books Amazon.com: Off the Rails: Aboard the Crazy Train in the Blizzard of Ozz: Rudy Sarzo: Books

And I promise you,,,
You will find the best view of the story by someone that was there,and Randy's close freind ...
I am fan of Randy's..
I have gathered as much info as I could about him over a 27 year period...
And in my point of veiw,Andy Aycock was/and is responsable for the death of Randy Rhoads..
There is a reason why Don Airey ( keyboards) was so tramatized....
Read the book.
You will see why I say this.........

And yes Randy was in the plane,Up front... with Aycock in the pilot seat,
And Rachel Youngblood was in the back.....
Randy,And Aycocks bodies were found in the garage,burnt beyond reconition..
Randy's jewlery,And Aycocks dental records were the means of identifacation...
Youngblood's had to be the body described in the article WOLFF posted
that was found by the garage window

I could tell you more,,,
But then you wouldnt read the book............


Wolff..
That was the story I believed for 27 years......
Now I dont agree to parts of that story....(Thanks to Rudy Sarzo)



The garage where Randy,and Aycock,s bodies were found


And this was the only peice of the plane that was found that was bigger that a telephone at the site.
It is part of the wing that struck the bus



If you look in the back ground of the wing picture,,,
You can see its almost the same veiw as HIMPDIDDYS first picture.......The palm trees....thanx for posting/sharing them....
__________________

Last edited by Jody; 03-23-2009 at 06:42 AM.
Jody is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-23-2009, 08:30 AM   #12 (permalink)
Member
 
Hempdiddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: A place which is evil and devine.
Posts: 39
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 1 Post
Re: The death of Randy Rhoads, discovered.

Wow. Great info jodymauk!
Hempdiddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-23-2009, 08:33 AM   #13 (permalink)
V.I.P. Member
 
Harpozep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Near the Casinos......
Posts: 10,220
Thanks: 411
Thanked 139 Times in 55 Posts
Re: The death of Randy Rhoads, discovered.

Great info guys. i never knew much about his death other than it seemed like playtime gone very bad.. I'll look for that book too. Thanks.
Joeydego likes this.
__________________
"Ape Shall Not Kill Ape” Only 1,969 years until the Reign of Zaius!

Harpozep is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-23-2009, 08:41 AM   #14 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Deftone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Rocklin, CA
Posts: 12,131
Thanks: 1,410
Thanked 304 Times in 76 Posts
Re: The death of Randy Rhoads, discovered.

Wow, this just hit home.

My good friend Richard's brother Paul Lopez just died in a plane crash in Fla.: Aerobatic pilot, teen die in Pasco plane crash during practice - St. Petersburg Times

We took Richard out bar hopping Saturday. We all got smashed and remembered Paul. I just realized how close it was to R.R.'s anniversary.
__________________

"If gun control is the path to public safety, then Chicago should be the safest city in the nation … right?"

-Led Zep Fan
Deftone is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-23-2009, 09:14 AM   #15 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 679
Thanks: 5
Thanked 4 Times in 1 Post
Re: The death of Randy Rhoads, discovered.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Geetarguy View Post
Randy was on the plane....
lolz
lennon47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-23-2009, 11:53 AM   #16 (permalink)
Member
 
Hempdiddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: A place which is evil and devine.
Posts: 39
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 1 Post
Re: The death of Randy Rhoads, discovered.

R.I.P. Randy
Hempdiddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-23-2009, 12:50 PM   #17 (permalink)
V.I.P. Member
 
Blues Power's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Hicksville
Posts: 2,128
Thanks: 19
Thanked 15 Times in 7 Posts
Re: The death of Randy Rhoads, discovered.

I still remembeer that day and exactly what i was doing when i heard the news.
Its frozen in time like 9-11, SRV's death like when my parents tell me about JFK


I was under a 71 Mustang doing ball joints when a freind came over and told me the news.
Blues Power is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-23-2009, 07:08 PM   #18 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
voices's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,699
Thanks: 450
Thanked 182 Times in 35 Posts
Re: The death of Randy Rhoads, discovered.

i saw Randy two weeks before he died. i have a few never before published photos from that concert. it was a terrible loss.
voices is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-23-2009, 07:41 PM   #19 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ehamady6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Battle Creek, MI
Posts: 3,713
Thanks: 20
Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
Re: The death of Randy Rhoads, discovered.

According to an accident report filed by the National Transit Safety Board, Rhoads, 25, Rachel Youngblood, the band's 58-year-old seamstress and cook, and bus driver Andrew Aycock, 36, a licensed pilot, commandeered a small, single-engine 1955 Beechcraft Bonanza F35 plane sometime between nine and 10 a.m. on March 19, 1982. The aircraft had been parked in a hangar at Flying Baron Estases in Leesburg, Florida, where its owner, Jerry Calhoun, owner a house. Aycock, who also owned a home there, reportedly took the plane without permission. The group's tour bus--a Greyhound-type vehicle with a golden-brown top and white bottom--was parked approximately 60 feet from a north-facing residence, a white Georgian-style mansion adjacent to the airstrip. Ozzy Osbourne, manager Sharon Arden, and bassist Rudy Sarzo were asleep on the bus at the time of the accident. Keyboardist Don Airey, who was on the bus bur awake, witnessed the crass. During the flight, the pilot made three low passes at tree-top level in an attemp to "buzz" the tour bus. On the fourth pass, while the plane was flying approximately 10 feet above the ground at speeds between 140 and 180 m.p.h., the plane's left wing collided with the rear of the bus. The bulk of the aircraft crossed over the bus and severed a large pine tree before crashing through the north side wall and roof of the garage on the west end of the mansion. The plane exploded and burned on impact with the house, which was also gutted by the ensuing fire. Two vehicles parked inside the garage, an Oldsmobile and a Ford Granada, were destroyed. Visiblity conditions were clear and the weather was not a factor in the crash. The bus was extensively damaged on both its right and left sides. Meanwhile, at the crash site, one victim was found outside the window of the garage, just below where the plane struck the wall. The other two victims were found inside the garage, one beside and one atop the burned-out automobiles. The bodies were burned beyond recognition. Rhoads had to be identified by his jewelry and Aycock through dental records. Fiberglass from the explosive impact of the plane was scattered over more than an acre, with no part of the plane larger than a telephone, expect the one crumpled wing which struck the bus. Toxicology reports conducted on Rhoads and Aycock at the Federal Aviation Administration's civil aeromedical institute in Oklahoma City, determined that Rhoads had only nicotine in his system, but no drugs or alcohol. Cocaine was found in Aycock's urine. A day after the crash, a shaken Ozzy Osbourne gave a sworn affidavit to the authorities:"At approximately nine a.m. on Friday, March 19, 1982, I was awoken from my sleep by a loud explosion. I immerdiately though that we'd hit a vehicle on the road. I got out of the bed, screaming to my fiancé, Sharon, ´get off the bus!´ Meanwhile, she was screaming to everyone else to get off the bus. After getting out of the bus, I saw that a plane had crashed. I didn't know who was on the plane at the time. When we realized that our people were on the plane, I found it very difficult to get assistance from anyone to help. In fact, it took almost a half-hour before anyone arrived. One small fire engine arrived, which appeared to squirt three gallons of water over the inferno. We asked for further assistance, such as telephones, and didn't receive any further help. In the end, we finally found a telephone and Sharon phoned her father." Randy Rhoads was dead, but mourning for the man who, as Guitar World proclaimed, "could have been the greatest" had only just begun.
__________________
_________________________

ehamady6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-23-2009, 07:46 PM   #20 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ehamady6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Battle Creek, MI
Posts: 3,713
Thanks: 20
Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
Re: The death of Randy Rhoads, discovered.

I still get pissed off when I see that plaque with his name misspelled:


Thankfully it was fixed:
__________________
_________________________

ehamady6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-23-2009, 08:18 PM   #21 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Satch0922's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 2,999
Thanks: 8
Thanked 44 Times in 23 Posts
Re: The death of Randy Rhoads, discovered.

www.randyrhoads.tk • Index page

if your using Firefox for your browser you will get a "warning" but there is no threat.

This is the best RR forum site I have found over the years. Lots of info, pics, mp3,etc.
Satch0922 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-24-2009, 06:42 PM   #22 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Jody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Over The Mountain
Posts: 7,038
Thanks: 216
Thanked 110 Times in 16 Posts
Re: The death of Randy Rhoads, discovered.

Satch thanx for thr link.....


I find it very comforting to see that I have found a home
where other people share the same love,and intrest of Randy...
I really hope that people dont get "Burnt out" on talking about him....
We can talk about Slash,Jimmy Page ,Jimi Hendrix
All we want .........
But........
For the month of March..we should remember the guy that started sooo many
Of us into the world of guitar..................

And with that said I thank you all...............
__________________
Jody is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-25-2009, 02:44 PM   #23 (permalink)
Member
 
Hempdiddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: A place which is evil and devine.
Posts: 39
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 1 Post
Re: The death of Randy Rhoads, discovered.

Wow! This is really fascinating! Take a look at how the 1982 pic is taken from the house facing north and the 2009 pic is from the north facing south.

27 years later and life, humbly, for some goes on...

Joeydego likes this.
Hempdiddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-25-2009, 03:58 PM   #24 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
banditguitarist1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: New Rochelle,NY
Posts: 1,343
Thanks: 66
Thanked 18 Times in 5 Posts
Send a message via AIM to banditguitarist1
Re: The death of Randy Rhoads, discovered.

R.I.P Randy, he was an incredible musician and person, its such an awful incident. Randys intentions of why he took the flight may never been known but its a huge lose to everyone.
Joeydego likes this.
banditguitarist1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-15-2010, 03:19 PM   #25 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
ta bell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: The death of Randy Rhoads, discovered.

I will never forget that day, god it's been so long ago now.
ta bell is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-15-2010, 05:48 PM   #26 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Blazer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: In my appartment
Posts: 187
Thanks: 1
Thanked 33 Times in 13 Posts
Re: The death of Randy Rhoads, discovered.

I remember watching the "Don't blame me" Ozzy Osbourne DVD and Ozzy talked about the music video for "Crazy train" which featured Randy's polka dot Flying V.

Ozzy said that they got permission from Dolores Rhoads (Randy's mother) to use the guitar for the video and she came by with the guitar which hadn't been out of its case at all after Randy died. Ozzy said that it was weird to open the case and not just finding the guitar there but also cigarettes, bottle caps, an opened package of breath mints and even a sweaty T-shirt that Randy wore prior to his death. So many personal attributes of Randy were still there waiting for their owner to collect them.

__________________
"I reject your reality and substitute my own" - Adam Savage

"There's a big difference between kneeling down and bending over" - Frank Zappa
Blazer is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-16-2010, 01:37 PM   #27 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
SGMM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 2,880
Thanks: 2
Thanked 22 Times in 12 Posts
Re: The death of Randy Rhoads, discovered.




RIP Randy!!
SGMM is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-16-2012, 07:38 AM   #28 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: The death of Randy Rhoads, discovered.

Hi!

Can anyone tell me who took these pictures?

Sweden Rock Magazine is working on a Randy Rhoads "In memoriam"-article and we'd like to publish these photos. We'd like to get in touch with the photographer to clear the rights.

If you have any info that could help us out, please e-mail me at thomas@swedenrock.com

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jody View Post
Read this book......Amazon.com: Off the Rails: Aboard the Crazy Train in the Blizzard of Ozz: Rudy Sarzo: Books


http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w231/jodymauk/P.jpg
The garage where Randy,and Aycock,s bodies were found
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w...dymauk/P-1.jpg
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w231/jodymauk/h.jpg
And this was the only peice of the plane that was found that was bigger that a telephone at the site.
It is part of the wing that struck the bus
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w231/jodymauk/j.jpg


If you look in the back ground of the wing picture,,,
You can see its almost the same veiw as HIMPDIDDYS first picture.......The palm trees....thanx for posting/sharing them....
SwedenRockMag is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-17-2012, 05:14 PM   #29 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Jody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Over The Mountain
Posts: 7,038
Thanks: 216
Thanked 110 Times in 16 Posts
Re: The death of Randy Rhoads, discovered.

I imagine those were taken by the Local Florida authorities...
This thread is so old ,I don't remember where I found them,I just have them in my personal library....
Along with this one that was taken before the crash..
__________________
Jody is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-17-2012, 10:38 PM   #30 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: The death of Randy Rhoads, discovered.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jody View Post
I imagine those were taken by the Local Florida authorities...
This thread is so old ,I don't remember where I found them,I just have them in my personal library....
Along with this one that was taken before the crash..
http://www.ultimaterhoads.com/downlo...2879&mode=view
This photo is from your personal library??? or one without the heading maybe?...!!!

Last edited by Rokket; 01-18-2012 at 03:46 AM.
Rokket is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:22 AM.


Our Network: PRS Guitar Forum | Luthier Forum | SG Guitar Forum | Marshall Amp Forum | Music Gear Forum | 7 String Guitar Forum | Acoustic Guitar Forum

MyLesPaul proudly supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Copyright © 2006-2014, MyLesPaul.com. All Rights Reserved.