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A Memorial Plaque Dedicated To EDDIE VAN HALEN To Be Unveiled Monday In Pasadena

Pasadena Mayor Victor Gordo and fellow council members will stand by as a plaque dedicated to Eddie Van Halen is unveiled near the city Convention Center.

A memorial plaque honoring late VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen will be unveiled in his former hometown of Pasadena, California on Monday.

According to the Pasadena Star-News, on Monday morning (October 11), Pasadena Mayor Victor Gordo and fellow council members will stand by as a plaque is unveiled near the city Convention Center.

The public is not invited to the ceremony due to coronavirus protocols. The musician’s family will also not be present due to scheduling conflicts, say officials.

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The tribute was spearheaded by locals Randa Schmalfeld and Julie Kimura, who raised $6,500 through a GoFundMe page from VAN HALEN fans around the globe who believed the late guitarist deserved a permanent memorial in the city.

In an updated dated September 16, Randa said that the plaque “will honor the early days of VAN HALEN and the importance of their performances at the Pasadena Civic in the 1970’s. In addition to a brief description about the Van Halen family and the band, and their relationship to Pasadena, it will also include the infamous VAN HALEN logo, which the band has approved for display on the plaque.”