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Subject: Happy Birthday to the late, great Eddie Van Halen (lucky to see him LIVE in my youth), who would have been 66 years old today, and sadly died last October after long battling cancer. ~Sleep well, Eddie. ...
American musician and songwriter. He was the main songwriter and guitarist of the American rock band Van Halen,
which he co-founded in 1972 with his brother, drummer Alex Van Halen, bassist Mark Stone, and singer David Lee Roth.
He is regarded as one of the all-time greatest guitar players in rock history and was well known for popularizing the tapping
guitar solo technique, allowing rapid arpeggios to be played with two hands on the fretboard.