• Eddie Eddie Eddie

    27. Jan. 2010, 2:04 von richrichmond

    Today we celebrate the birth of the savior of the electric guitar, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen. Van Halen was born on January 26th 1955 in Nijmegen Netherlands to Jan and Eugina Van Halen. Eddie was 12 when he picked up his older brother Alex's guitar and well, never really looked back. Ed never learned to read music, instead he honed his skills by near non stop playing and learning to play Clapton tunes by ear when they came on the radio.

    Eventually of course Ed and Al would find a pint sized, Jack Daniels powered dynamo of a bass player named Michael Anthony and a wild maned, high flying, sexually ambiguous, ideal rock and roll frontman named David Lee Roth and Van Halen was born. The quartet released six high octane rock records and became one of the biggest bands in the world at the time. Roth's ego and Ed's insanity would rip them apart in 1984, but VH was saved by a new friend and partner in established solo artist Sammy Hagar. …