The Late, Great Eddie Van Halen Demonstrates What A Guitar Can Do In The Hands Of A Genius 1979
To express the magnitude of the importance of the passing of Eddie Van Halen (January 26, 1955 – October 6, 2020) in words is impossible.
It’s better to let Van Halen’s music speak for itself.
From Fresnomediarestoration is this live clip from March 25, 1979. Eddie Van Halen and the band are juggernauts in their desire to wow the audience.
Anyone who was fortunate enough to attend this tour got to see what made Van Halen so special. And for those who only know David Lee Roth as a frontman who doesn’t stick to the proper lyrics, changes phrasing and sings haphazardly, then this will be a pleasant surprise.
The first four songs performed in this video are:
Light Up The Sky.
Somebody Get Me A Doctor.
Running With The Devil.
Dance The Night Away.
As a guitar player Eddie Van Halen will forever be imitated, but never duplicated. As a songwriter Van Halen was a master at taking hard riffs and creating melodies that are catchy and memorable. Along with Beethoven, Mozart, Duke Ellington and the other immortals, Eddie Van Halen leaves a cultural contribution that will remain as long as there are people, there is freedom and you are allowed to enjoy music.