Although Foreigner is listed as the head-liner, this concert will always be about Ozzy. And here’s why…
On March 19, 1982, Ozzy was heading to Rock Super Bowl XIV in Orlando FL when they stopped at the tour bus drivers house in Lessburg, FL. The bus driver was also a pilot and Randy Rhoads & the bands hair dresser, Rachel Youngblood, went for a ride in his plane. Apparently the pilot tried to make a mock divebomb at the bus but the plane clipped the bus and went flying into a house. Randy Rhoads, just 25 years of age, was killed instantly.
Randy was the reason I was going to that show. His guitar work was brilliant. His sound was perfect. And his polka-dot Flying-V was pretty cool too. The rock world lost a great guitarist.
I decided to go to the concert anyway. And seeing all the banners that said things like “We’ll miss you Randy“ confirmed that he was already a legend.