Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, that’s the real nome of Eddie Van Halen, that was born on January 26, 1955. He is a Dutch-American musician, songwriter and producer and best known as the lead guitarist, occasional keyboardist and co-founder of Van Halen.
He was considered one of the most influential guitarists in the history of rock music. In 2011, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Van Halen number eight in the list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists. In 2012, he was voted number one in a Guitar World magazine reader’s poll for “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.
So that you have a clearer sense of Eddie’s talent, listen below his isolated guitar track on “Hot For Teacher”.