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Van Halen backstage at the Lewisham Odeon, 27 May 1978

 

Photograph: Fin Costello

Redferns

 

Eddie Van Halen – a life in pictures

The Van Halen guitarist,

known for his thrilling and acrobatic guitar playing,

has died at the age of 65.

 

Van Halen,

who was born in Amsterdam and grew up in California,

helped make the rock band named after him

one of the biggest of the 1980s

G

Tue 6 Oct 2020    22.50 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2020/oct/06/
eddie-van-halen-life-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Van Halen poses for a studio portrait in 1978

 

Photograph: Fin Costello/Redferns

 

Eddie Van Halen – a life in pictures

The Van Halen guitarist,

known for his thrilling and acrobatic guitar playing,

has died at the age of 65.

Van Halen, who was born in Amsterdam and grew up in California,

helped make the rock band named after him one of the biggest of the 1980s

G

Tue 6 Oct 2020    22.50 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2020/oct/06/
eddie-van-halen-life-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You Really Got Me    1978    (2015 Remaster)

 

 

 

 

Provided to YouTube by Rhino/Warner Records

You Really Got Me (2015 Remaster) · Van Halen

℗ 1978 Warner Records Inc.

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GklzVAF62Hw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eddie Van Halen    1955-2020

 

Eddie Van Halen ('s)

razzle-dazzle guitar-playing

— combining complex harmonics,

innovative fingerings

and ingenious devices

he patented for his instrument —

made him the most influential

guitarist of his generation

and his band, Van Halen,

one of the most popular rock acts

of all time

 

(...)

Mr. Van Halen structured his solos

the way Macy’s choreographs

its Independence Day fireworks shows:

 

shooting off rockets of sound

that seemed to explode

in a shower of light and color.

 

His outpouring of riffs,

runs and solos

was hyperactive and athletic,

joyous and wry,

making deeper or darker emotions

feel irrelevant.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/06/
arts/music/eddie-van-halen-dead.html

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/10/
922252577/the-astonishing-techniques-that-made-eddie-van-halen-a-guitar-god

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/07/
arts/music/eddie-van-halen-metallica-kirk-hammett.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2020/oct/06/
eddie-van-halen-life-in-pictures

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/06/
834995224/eddie-van-halen-guitar-hero-dies-at-65

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/06/
arts/music/eddie-van-halen-songs.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/06/
arts/music/eddie-van-halen-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Van Halen / David Lee Roth     USA

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/van-halen

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/01/arts/music/
van-halen-at-madison-square-garden.html

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/feb/02/
david-lee-roth-van-halen

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2012/jan/04/
valen-halen-david-lee-roth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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