At age 16, Randy and Kelly formed another band called "Little Women". It was also during this time that Randy started teaching guitar at his mother's music school during the day and playing live gigs at night. It was only when the brothers added Kevin DuBrow to the band as their lead vocalist, that they changed their band name to "Quiet Riot". Randy Rhoads played his last gig on Thursday March, 18, 1982 at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum, and on his way to a festival in Orlando his plane crashed and he died instantly.
For equipment, while others had many guitars, randy only kept a couple around and used basic/simple equipment.
Here is a short interview of him when he got an award in 1981.
Many different solo's were done by Randy over the years, here are a few examples. of solo's from different songs.
Rhoads has influenced many guitarist including Bucket head, Paul Gilbert, and Mike McCready. He also had a guitar made specifically for him because of his polka oriented fashion. The guitar was made by Karl Sandoval, and was a polka dot Flying V-style guitar that soon became Randy's favorite.
Biography and all other info:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Rhoad
Randy Rhoads Solo's:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fqbKVkhz6U