He was born Edward Lodewijk Van Halen January 26, 1955 in the Netherlands. He is hands down one of the greatest and most influential guitar players that has ever walked the earth.  Happy 62nd Birthday tommorrow to Eddie Van Halen!  Rolling Stone magazine has him ranked at number 8 on the list of 100 Greatest Guitarists. Okay we said he was born in the Netherlands but, his talent is not of this Earth. Whatever planet he’s from, everybody there plays guitar!

Join us tonight at 6:20 for live Van Halen on the WBLM Mini-Concert!

Watch this short video of Eddie telling the story of how as young classical musicians he and his brother Alex started playing rock n’ roll and explaining the power of a great riff!

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