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Eddie Van Halen

Rock Guitarist Eddie Van Halen
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Full Name: Edward Lodewijk Van Halen
Profession: Rock Guitarist

Nationality:
United States of America
American
Netherlands
Dutch

Why Famous: Best known as the lead guitarist, keyboardist and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen.

Ranked as one of the world's greatest guitarists, Van Halen is considered one of the most influential rock guitarists of the 20th century.

Born: January 26, 1955
Birthplace: Nijmegen, Netherlands

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: October 6, 2020 (aged 65)
Cause of Death: Throat cancer

Married Life

  • 1981-04-11 "One Day At A Time" actress Valerie Bertinelli (20) marries rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen (26)
  • 2007-12-20 "Hot in Cleveland" actress Valerie Bertinelli (47) divorces guitarist Eddie Van Halen (52) due to irreconcilable differences after 26 years of marriage
  • 2009-06-27 Rocker Eddie Van Halen (54) weds publicist Janie Liszewski (39) at his seven-acre estate in the hills above Studio City, California

Historical Events

  • 1984-01-09 Rock band Van Halen release their most successful album "1984"
  • 1984-07-13 Eddie Van Halen joins in, in a Jacksons concert
  • 2015-10-04 American rock band Van Halen's final public performance takes place at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California.

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