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Ray Ray Rodman
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Randy Rhoads: 27 yrs ago today....


RIP


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Ray Ray Rodman
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Randy Rhoads' last show was played on Thursday March 18, 1982 at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum in Knoxville, Tennessee. On March 19, 1982, the band was headed to a festival in Orlando, Florida. After driving much of the night, they stopped on the property belonging to Jerry Calhoun, owner of "Florida Coach", in Leesburg, Florida. On it, there was a small airstrip lined with small helicopters and planes, and two houses. One belonged to the tour bus driver, Andrew Aycock, and the other was owned by Calhoun. Aycock talked the band's keyboardist, Don Airey, into taking a test flight in a '55 Beechcraft Bonanza F-35. By some accounts the manager, Jake Dunkan, was also on this first flight. The joyride ended, and the plane landed safely. Then Aycock took Rhoads and hairdresser/seamstress Rachel Youngblood on another flight. Airey persuaded Rhoads to go on the second flight, despite his well known fear of flying. Rhoads apparently agreed to go for two reasons: the seamstress had a heart condition so Aycock agreed to do nothing risky; also, Rhoads wanted to take an aerial photo as one of his hobbies was photography. During the second flight, attempts were made to "buzz" the tour bus where the other band members were sleeping.[2] They succeeded twice, but the third attempt was botched. The left wing clipped the back side of the tour bus, tore the fiberglass roof then sent the plane spiraling. The plane severed the top of a pine tree and crashed into the garage of a nearby mansion, bursting into flames. Rhoads was killed instantly, as were Aycock, 36, and Youngblood, 58.







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PnG Exsanguination
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re: Randy Rhoads: 27 yrs ago today....


Dude was good.







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chinesebandit580307
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27 yrs ago today


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March 18


today's the 19th :fail:






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Tiger in NY
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re: Randy Rhoads: 27 yrs ago today....


Read it again...





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chinesebandit580307
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re: Randy Rhoads: 27 yrs ago today....


ah my bad. didn't feel like reading all of that though, so i skimmed





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LSUPhreaK
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re: Randy Rhoads: 27 yrs ago today....


quote:

quote:

On March 19, 1982,
the band was headed to a festival in Orlando, Florida.


You = fail.








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Muppet
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hey, it's okay anyway.

they usually teach skimming in 11th grade.

that's next year, right?






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chinesebandit580307
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re: Randy Rhoads: 27 yrs ago today....


yes, i'm in tenth grade.....how'd you know that?





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Muppet
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Some were just born to be informed, bandit.

Now, go back to texting your ex-girlfriend.






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chinesebandit580307
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ohhh that thread from a few months ago, that's right. and no, we don't talk anymore. i got her ex-bestfriend





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Ray Ray Rodman
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re: Randy Rhoads: 27 yrs ago today....


LINK





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trstiger
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re: Randy Rhoads: 27 yrs ago today....


Died before the world could find out how good he really was. Can't believe it's been 27 years. Could you imagine the band in Heaven. Rhodes on lead, Cliff Burton on bass, John Bonham on Drums, and Bon Scott on vocals. :bow:





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GatorTrunk
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re: Randy Rhoads: 27 yrs ago today....


Anyone under 25 understand what a guitar is?





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tigers72577
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re: Randy Rhoads: 27 yrs ago today....


he was one of the best





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Muppet
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re: Randy Rhoads: 27 yrs ago today....


quote:

Anyone under 25 understand what a guitar is?


i'm not sure what this means, but i think it has something to do with you being a delusional idiot.






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Achee
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re: Randy Rhoads: 27 yrs ago today....


Still missed.






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Tbobby
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re: Randy Rhoads: 27 yrs ago today....


I had tickets to the Ozzy concert in Rockville MD a few weeks before he died. The concert was postponed for a few months after that to find a new lead guitarist and I named my first bong "Randy" in his honor. It was a glorious Tokemaster Presidental bought at Earthworks on M-street in Georgetown that my mother later found and smashed with a hammer.


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Spankum
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re: Randy Rhoads: 27 yrs ago today....


what's really jacked is, I actually remember when this happened...





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