On December 8, 1984, Mötley Crüe singer/guitar player Vince Neil had been partying at his beach home when he decided to make a run to a local liquor store for more booze. He was joined by Nicholas ‘Razzle’ Dingley from the band Hanoi Rocks who were on their first American tour.
Neil swerved around a parked fire truck, lost control of his Pantera, and ended up on the wrong side of the road, where his car smashed into a white Volkswagen. His passenger, “Razzle” Dingley, was killed.
Neil escaped with minor injuries, and was arrested for vehicular manslaughter. Amazingly, he got off with just a 30-day jail sentence.
Hanoi Rocks Discography
1982 – Self Destruction Blues
1983 – Back to Mystery City
1984 – Two Steps from the Move
Near The Esplanade at Sapphire Street
Redondo Beach CA 90277
Razzle‘s death is so so sad he was so young great drummer Nicholas “ Razzle “ Dingley I believe needs a little more recognition more on her more respect and he’s gotten in remembrance Now I’m a die hard motley crue fan and I always will be but I’m also a die hard Hanoi Rocks fan A huge RAZZLE FAN …. and the 2019 Netflix movie the dirt I have to say I was a little upset when the Redondo beach scene happens and razzle‘s death was quite downplayed and I really feel but there was no owner with that being sad I know Vince Neil didn’t do it on purpose and I know he’s had a hard road to tell some serious shit has happened to him and I’m sure he feels terrible about what happened on December 8, 1984 No one could have that happen and not be seriously changed by it I’m not even talking shit I just feel like Russell’s death was downplayed and I’m really really not happ no one could have that happen and not be seriously changed by it I’m not even talking shit I just feel like Russell‘s death was downplayed and I just gave me a shitty shitty feeling in my heart …. but in the end I’m a nobody so who really cares what I have to say
Vince’s Ocean Condo was at or nr 727 Esplanade Redondo Beach CA 90277
the crash happened after a visit to what was/is Redondo Food Mart 529 Sth Catalina Ave to buy alcohol and the crash happened on the return outside 616 Esplanade (eastside)