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 Andrew Cotis Aycock

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Andrew Cotis Aycock

  • Birth 30 Oct 1948
  • Death 19 Mar 1982 Florida, USA
  • Burial Kissimmee, Osceola County, Florida, USA
  • Plot B-40-3-D
  • Memorial ID 30090636

On 19 March 1982 while in Florida for the follow-up album Diary of a Madman tour, and a week away from playing Madison Square Garden in New York City, a light aircraft piloted by Andrew Aycock (the band's tour bus driver) carrying guitarist Randy Rhoads crashed while performing low passes over the band's tour bus.

For his work on this album (Diary of a Madman) and Blizzard, Randy Rhoads, was ranked the 85th greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone magazine in 2003.

In a prank turned deadly, the right wing of the aircraft clipped the bus, grazed a tree, and crashed into the attached garage of a nearby mansion killing Rhoads, Aycock, and the band's hairdresser, Rachel Youngblood.


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  • Created by: TWAPILOT
  • Added: 26 Sep 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30090636
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Andrew Cotis Aycock (30 Oct 1948–19 Mar 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30090636, citing Rose Hill Cemetery, Kissimmee, Osceola County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by TWAPILOT (contributor 47044142) .