The Randy Craig Wolfe Trust was established after his death and, using royalties from California's recording contracts, financially supports the Randy California Project, an after-school music education program for underprivileged elementary school children in Ventura County.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_California
The Randy Craig Wolfe Trust was established after his death and, using royalties from California's recording contracts, financially supports the Randy California Project, an after-school music education program for underprivileged elementary school children in Ventura County.
- RANDY CALIFORNIA All Along The Watchtower Night of the guitar 1989youtube.com
- SPIRIT-RANDY CALIFORNIA: "1984" & "I Got a Line On You"-1970 TV appearanceyoutube.com
- Randy California Dickey Betts Jam1978youtube.com
- Randy California / Ed Cassidy [Spirit] Mr Skinyoutube.com
Randy California (1951 – 1997) A True Spirit and Guitarist Extraordinaire. Tragedy has befallen another rock ‘n’ roll hero. On January 2, 1997, Spirit guitarist and guiding light Randy California, born Randy Craig Wolfe, drowned off the coast of Molokai, Hawaii.
The stage name "Randy California" was given to him by Hendrix to distinguish him from another Randy in the band, who Hendrix had dubbed "Randy Texas". When Hendrix was invited to come to England by former bassist of British Invasion band The Animals Chas Chandler , Randy's parents did not allow him to go so that he could finish high school.
But Randy California had more right than most to take on the mantle of the guitar genius. In 1966, when only 15, the precocious Californian Randy Wolfe met Hendrix in a New York music store.
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Randy California, guitarist, songwriter, and a driving force behind the band Spirit, died on January 2, California (born Randy Wolfe) was swimming off the Hawaiian island of Molokai with his 12-year-old son, Quinn, when a sudden and strong undertow began pulling both of them away from shore.
Randy California (born Randy Craig Wolfe; February 20, 1951 January 2, 1997) was a Jewish American guitarist, singer and songwriter and one of the original members of the rock group Spirit, formed in 1967. 1 Biography 2 Solo albums 3 Videotaped performances 4 External links 5 References Randy was born into a musical family in Los Angeles, California and spent his early years studying varied ...
Live at Hammersmith Odeon, London, 1988 "Night Of The Guitar" Event Randy California (Guitar & Vocals) Derek Holt (Bass) Clive Mayuhu (Drums) Chris Bucknell ...
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Jun 18, 2014 · Randy California in 1989 (Image credit: Gie Knaeps / Getty Images). Fast-rewind to New York, June1966. Fifteen-year-old Randy Craig Wolfe is playing guitar with a black cat calling himself Jimmy James who is running a group, the Blue Flames, in local clubs.
May 11, 2016 · Randy California didn’t take any legal action against Led Zeppelin but with Zep’s recent reissues and Jake Holmes’s success in having the songwriting credits for “Dazed and Confused” changed, the estate of Randy California has sued Led Zeppelin. The case is about to go to trial.
Hendrix gave Randy Wolfe the nickname "Randy California" to distinguish him from Randy Palmer, whom Hendrix named "Randy Texas". Cassidy was recognizable by his shaved head (hence his nickname "Mr. Skin", later the title of a Spirit song) and his fondness for wearing black. Born in 1923, he was about twenty years older than the rest of the group.