Eddie Van Halen Memorial Plaque Unveiled In Pasadena, CA

A memorial plaque honoring the late great Eddie Van Halen was unveiled near the Convention Center in Pasadena, CA earlier today (October 11). The ceremony was attended by the city’s mayor Victor Gordo and council members Tyrone Hampton, Andy Wilson, Gene Masuda, and Felicia Williams. The plaque was donated by Randa Schmalfeld and Julie Kimura, who raised the money for it through GoFundMe. Williams told Pasadena Now the following:

“This event brings together history and community to celebrate a world-renowned artist. It’s not just the history of Eddie as a guitar legend, but also the challenges he faced growing up mixed race in Pasadena, which always spoke to me. And the community support and initiative to make this happen is inspiring. Thank you to everyone.”

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