Article on Randy Rhoads
Like most young guitarists in the 70s, he admired Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Mountain’s Leslie West. But what really turned Randy on was glam-rock. He adored the instant-gratification flash of Cooper band guitarist Glen Buxton; he admired the technical nous of Be-Bop Deluxe’s Bill Nelson. Above all else, he was in love with David Bowie guitarist Mick Ronson, who he saw playing at Bowies’s now famous show at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in October 1972.