BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1957: EDDIE VAN HALEN

Born on this day in 1957: Eddie Van Halen

Born on this day in 1957: Eddie Van Halen, Dutch-born guitarist with Van Halen who had the 1984 US No.1 & UK No. 7 single ‘Jump’. His guitar solo in the track ‘Eruption’ was voted No.2 on Guitar World magazine’s readers poll of the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos. Halen also played the guitar solo on Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’. Van Halen died on 6 October 2020 at the age of 65, the Dutch-American musician had been receiving treatment for throat cancer. Van Halen have sold more than 80 million worldwide, making them one of the best-selling groups of all time.

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