PASADENA (CBSLA) — The city of Pasadena Monday unveiled a plaque at the Civic Auditorium honoring legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen a year after his death.
The plaque was unveiled in a private ceremony. City officials said although Van Halen’s family could not attend the event, they support the dedication.READ MORE: FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Emergency Use Authorization For Johnson & Johnson Booster
The guitar icon, who died from cancer on Oct. 6 at age 65, attended school in Pasadena with his drum-playing older brother, Alex.READ MORE: Some Parent Groups Proposing Monday 'Sit-Outs' At Schools To Protest Against Vaccine Mandates
The band Van Halen performed more than a dozen shows at the Civic Auditorium before becoming a global icon.
Van Halen signed with Warner Bros. Records in 1977 after the company’s president attended one of their backyard gigs in Pasadena.MORE NEWS: Section Of MacArthur Park To Close To Begin Repairs, Maintenance Work
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