A guitar and amplifier head which belonged to late OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Randy Rhoads have been returned to his family after being stolen a year and a half ago.
Back in November of 2019, a bunch of Randy’s gear and memorabilia was taken from the Musonia School Of Music in North Hollywood, California. This was the school where Randy taught guitar and was run by his late mother Delores.
After the theft, OZZY offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for stealing the gear and/or return of the stolen items. A woman soon discovered a number of items in a dumpster in North Hollywood, however the guitar and amp head were not among them.
On Wednesday (May 19), Randy’s sister, Kathy Rhoads D’Argenzio, took to her Instagram to share the news that Randy’s first electric guitar, a 1963 Harmony Rocket, and a prototype of his rare signature Marshall Amplifiers amp head, were finally returned to the family.
She wrote: “YES!!!! It’s OFFICIAL!!! …. And You heard it CORRECT!!!!! It’s BACK. It’s been a CRAZY ‘Randy week’ for sure…..but this is Beyond Awesome as well!!!!!!! I am so thankful for this …. No words.
“I CANNOT answer ANY Questions, as this is an ‘ON GOING INVESTIGATION’. So Don’t ask!!!!
“Wow!! Absolutely AMAZING!!!!!
“But trust me…I will ‘follow up’ when I can!!
“Thanks everyone for all your concerns and love.
“The Rhoads Family
“Still missing items ……
“Thank you to the North Hollywood Police Department!!!! (missing since November 2019)”.
Musonia School Of Music was founded in 1948, as a place where children and adults in the local community could receive music education at an affordable price. Run today by Delores’s son Kelle Rhoads, Musonia continues to teach local students of all ages piano, drums, and guitar.
Randy Rhoads learned how to play guitar at Musonia and after his untimely passing, the school became both a place for musical training as well as a museum dedicated to the late guitarist.
Randy Rhoads and two others were killed on March 19, 1982 when the small plane they were flying in at Flying Baron Estates in Leesburg, Florida struck Ozzy’s tour bus, then crashed into a house. He was 25 years old.
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