Eddie Van Halen commemorative plaque officially unveiled in Pasadena

Eddie Van Halen
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After it received formal approval from the Executive Board of the Pasadena Civic Operating Company last month, a commemorative plaque honoring the legacy of late electric guitar legend Eddie Van Halen has officially been unveiled.

The plaque itself, the result of a long campaign launched by local Pasadena 4 Van Halen organizers Randa Schmalfeld and Julie Kimura, has been installed outside the city’s Civic Auditorium – a venue at which an early years Van Halen performed numerous times.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.