Monday, December 9, 2019

Stolen Randy Rhoads gear recovered in Los Angeles

Many items from a collection of Randy Rhoads gear that was recently stolen from the Rhoads family’s music school in Los Angeles have been recovered.

NBC Los Angeles reports area resident Bobbi Fredriksz discovered the items in an open dumpster in an alley in North Hollywood while she was taking her dog on a morning walk on Saturday.

"I knew in my gut something was wrong," said Fredriksz.

More than 40 years’ worth of photos and fan gifts were found in the recycling bin and, nearby, police recovered a trumpet given to Dolores Rhodes by her great grandfather during the Great Depression.

While the late guitarist’s family are grateful for what has been recovered, one crucial piece of the Rhoads collection remains missing: his first electric guitar, a Harmony Rocket from 1963.

Upon hearing about the Thanksgiving Day robbery at the Musonia School Of Music – which Dolores founded in 1948 and where Randy gave guitar lessons – Ozzy Osbourne offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction and/or return of all stolen items.

Rhoads – who played on the Black Sabbath legend’s first two solo albums – 1980’s “Blizzard Of Ozz” and 1981’s “Diary Of A Madman” – died in a plane accident in Leesburg, FL on March 19, 1982 at the age of 25 while on tour with Osbourne.

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