Very sad to see that Eddie Van Halen has passed away at the age of 65. While not a super Van Halen fan, I did enjoy their music and his guitar playing. He was a genius in his craft and will be missed.
As I was thinking about Eddie and Van Halen, I realized how much they were part of the memories I have with my best friends over the past 40 years. From hanging as friends houses watching the Van Halen videos “Jump” and “Panama” on MTV, to attending the Monsters of Rock Concert at the old Giants Stadium. From watching the classic “Better off Dead” with friends and air guitaring to the claymation “Everybody Wants Some” to hearing new singer Sammy Hagar belt out “Why Can’t This Be Love” on the radio as we pulled up to my freshman dorm at Lehigh University. I remember getting up early to pickup friends and going to the record store on release day to get in line for the new Van Halen Album. All these great memories are related to Eddie and Van Halen
So thank you Eddie for being part of the background of my life.
Here are some videos special to me from Van Halen
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