In March 1982, a famous rock ’n’ roll guitarist died in a plane crash in Leesburg. What was his name?
Answer: The guitarist was Randy Rhoads, a member of Ozzy Osbourne’s band. The band, which was scheduled to perform in Orlando, stopped in Leesburg for the night at the property of Jerry Calhoun, who owned Flying Baron Estates. Rhoads, along with the band’s bus driver and cook, boarded a single-engine 1955 Beechcraft Bonanza F35 plane without permission. In flight, they made several low passes to “buzz” the tour bus. On the fourth pass, the plane’s wing clipped the bus, spiraled out of control and crashed into a garage of a nearby mansion. Rhoads reportedly was killed instantly.