A plaque honouring the late great Eddie Van Halen was unveiled at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium yesterday October 11th
A GoFundMe account help raised over $6,500 from worldwide Van Halen fans.
Mayor Victor Gordo attended the plaque unveiling along with city council members Tyrone Hampton, Andy Wilson, Gene Masuda, and Felicia Williams.
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.”