RIP Eddie Van Halen and Johnny Nash!

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RIP Eddie Van Halen and Johnny Nash!

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No cause of death has been announced yet for Eddie Van Halen but he had been recently suffering from throat cancer. His 1980's huge hit 'Jump' is one of my all-times favorite classics, i loved the synth lead in that song as well as the vocals of the lead singer at that time. Eddie also helped made Michael Jackson's 'Beat it' a smash hit with his umusual but powerfull guitar part.

Johnny Nash also passed away. I like his 1970's hit 'I can see clearly now (the rain is gone)'.

RIP to both of them!
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Yeah 'Jump' is a hard one to beat ! Even Beat It didn't beat it.
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I agree 'Jump' is the better of those two but both show Eddie's skill and all that stuff puts me in 80's reminiscence mode :) . They don't make great music like that anymore, just mostly irritating noise :roll: .
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I remember driving around London's West End back in the 80's with Van Halen blasting out the stereo. Good times. :)

Runnin' with the Devil was one of my favs

RIP Eddie
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Sounddesigner wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:10 pm No cause of death has been announced yet for Eddie Van Halen but he had been recently suffering from throat cancer.
Cancer came back unfortunately !
Very sad,- so young.

R.I.P. Eddie

:(

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He first got cancer 20 years ago so it seems he put up a really good fight! Unfortunately that type of disease is very persistant sometimes. 65 years old is too young. He was part of a great era of music and he definitly made his mark!
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Here's hoping he was buried with the Frankenstrat by his side.
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That would be Rock & Roll !
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dante wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:08 am Here's hoping he was buried with the Frankenstrat by his side.

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That would be Rock & Roll !
And OBXa, Prophet VS, DX7, TX816, D50 and releated MIDI gear (like Roland MC500 sequencer) in addition.

Eddie was a classical trained piano player before he choosed the guitar for his 2nd instrument,- and he was a synth enthusiast as well.
The Van Halens were a very musical family where father was a musician already.
When they decided for emigrating from dutch to the US,- father payed the passage w/ entertainment performances on ship.
Alex was born in dutch already,- and in addition to drums, played sax as well.
They all have experienced other styles of music before success in hard rock genre appeared.

I borrowed this pic from KC ... Eddie on piano, Alex on sax.
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Great musician w/ lots of energy also business wise.
These guys, finally made over $13.000,-/min. w/ live performances,- up to 1.5mio bucks per show ... AMAZING !
I´d say they materialized kind of the american dream.
I liked the band from the beginning 2nd half of 70s !

:)

Bud
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