This guitar god played with hard rock's long-reigning Prince of Darkness on quintessential albums like... well, if we told you, it'd give it away that much quicker, so we won't. He was also known for his polka dot flying V axe. Sadly, he passed away in 1982, at the tender age of 25, in a plane accident.

Despite his short career, he is still revered as one of the best players of all time, which makes us wonder what musical wonders he could have done had he lived. There is no telling what he body of work he could have produced with his kinda rare talent. That fact alone makes his story all the more tragic.

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