Some of the stolen equipment from late guitarist Randy Rhoads was found in a dumpster in North Hollywood. The items disappeared after the Musonia School of Music, where Rhoads taught, was stolen on Thanksgiving. Recently Ozzy Osbourne offered $ 25,000 to anyone with information to help find the equipment.
The guitarist first guitar, a 1963 Harmony Rocket, was not found.
North Hollywood resident Bobbi Fredriks told ABC how she found the items. Walking the dog Sunday morning, she saw a guitar and pictures in a trash bin. She went home and heard about the disappearance. She returned and removed the objects from the rain and alerted the authorities. The trumpet that belonged to Randy’s mother.
“The trumpet is valuable because it’s my grandmother’s,” said Nick D’Argenzio, nephew of Randy Rhoads. “She passed away recently. This is her legacy. ”
Stolen Randy Rhoads items include:
– Randy Rhoads’ first guitar, a Harmony Rocket Est. 1963;
– Original Randy Rhoads equipment used in Quiet Riot times;
– Rare Marshall amplifier prototype from Randy Rhoads series, given by the Marshall Company to the Rhoads family;
– Delores Rhoads first trumpet from before World War II;
– Fan gifts to the Rhoads family for over 40 years, including memorabilia, photos of Randy Rhoads, Delores Rhoads, Osbourne family and various other instruments.
The musicians sister, Kathy Rhoads-D’Argenzio talked about it, saying:
“My heart is BROKEN. Someone broke into Our beloved Musonia … And ‘Stoled History’. Everything is being assessed and under investigation. So no post as yet to exactly what was taken. I’m just at a loss for words right now.”
Randy Rhoads was one of the best guitarists of all time. His amazing speed and technique took Ozzy Osbourne’s solo career right after being fired by Black Sabbath to another level, but unfortunately his career had a tragic ending.
Rhoads played his last show on Thursday, March 18, 1982, at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. The next day, the band was heading to a festival in Orlando, Florida.
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