Memorial plaque for Eddie Van Halen revealed in Pasadena

Author Samuel Järvinen - 13.10.2021

The music world suffered a huge loss last year, when guitar legend Eddie Van Halen passed away. Many have since honored the late guitar god with tributes and cover songs.

Now a official memorial for Eddie was revealed in his former hometown of Pasadena, California on 11th of October. A plaque was presented near the city Convention Center. The plaque was donated by the city of Pasadena.

The plaque reads:

”The Van Halen family emigrated from the Netherlands to Pasadena in 1962. Alex and Eddie Van Halen attended schools in Pasadena and began playing music together with Eddie on guitar and Alex on drums. Years later, the brothers formed the band Van Halen, along with bassist Michael Anthony and vocalist David Lee Roth. Between 1975 and 1978, Van Halen performed 14 concerts at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and Conference Center. Regarded as one of the most successful bands of all time, Van Halen will forever be remembered for reinventing Rock ’n’ Roll and their connection to Pasadena.”