Quiet Riot

Quiet Riot Members

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Formed in 1973 by guitarist Randy Rhoads and bassist Kelly Garni, Quiet Riot became one of the more successful hard rock acts in Los Angeles in the mid-to-late 1970s. Originally known as Mach 1, the name was soon changed to Little Women before the name Quiet Riot was finally settled upon in May 1975. The band’s name was inspired by a quote from Rick Parfitt of the British band Status Quo. Parfitt stated that he thought the name “Quite Right” would make a good band name and the term was misheard as “Quiet Riot”. The band was inspired and chose this as their new name…

…In early 1982, having recruited drummer Frankie Banali, bassist Chuck Wright, and guitarist Carlos Cavazo, DuBrow contacted Rhoads to ask if he had any objections to him reviving the name Quiet Riot for his new band. Rhoads gave him his blessing but said he wanted to check with Rudy Sarzo first. Sarzo had no objections, and Quiet Riot was thus reborn after a two-year hiatus…(from Wikipedia)
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hair band members

Kevin DuBrow, lead vocals (October 29, 1955 – November 19, 2007)
Carlos Cavazo, guitars
Rudy Sarzo, bass
Frankie Banali, drums

other members
Randy Rhoads, guitar from 1973-1980 (December 6, 1956 – March 19, 1982)
Kelly Garni, bass from 1975-1978
Drew Forsyth, drums from 1975-1979
Paul Shortino, lead vocals from 1987-1989
Sean McNabb, bass from 1987-1989

classic albums

Quiet Riot (1977) Japan release
Quiet Riot II (1978) Japan release

hair albums

Metal Health (1983) – Bang Your Head (Metal Health) #31, Cum on Feel the Noize #5
Condition Critical (1984)
QR III (1986)
QR (1988)

post-hair albums

Winners Take All (1990)
The Randy Rhoads Years (1993)
Terrified (1993)
Down to the Bone (1995)
Greatest Hits (1996)
Alive and Well (1999)
The Collection (2000)
Guilty Pleasures (2001)
Live & Rare Volume 1 (2005)
Rehab (2006)
Quiet Riot 10 (2014)
Road Rage (2017)
Hollywood Cowboys (2019)

live shows

Live at US Festival 83

Live In Japan (1989)