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Eddie Van Halen

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Birthday
26, 1955
Birthplace
Nijmegen, Netherlands
DEATH DATE
Oct 6, 2020 (65)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
26, 1955
Birthplace
Nijmegen, Netherlands
DEATH DATE
Oct 6, 2020 (65)

About

Musician, songwriter, and producer who co-founded the rock band Van Halen. He was joined in the band by Alex Van Halen, Wolfgang Van Halen, David Lee Roth and Michael Anthony.

Before Fame

As a child, he would travel from Pasadena to San Pedro to learn classical piano from an elderly gentleman at the behest of his mother.

Trivia

He was ranked #8 on Rolling Stone's list of Top 100 Guitarists in 2011.

Family Life

His father was Dutch and his mother was Indonesian. He married Valerie Bertinelli on April 11, 1981; after their divorce on December 20, 2007, he married Janie Liszewski on June 27, 2009. He had a son named Wolfgang

Associated With

Allmusic, an online music guide service, ranked him second behind only Jimi Hendrix as a guitarist.