Pasadena, California: Van Halen in Cement

Eddie and Alex scratched their "Van Halen" name into a wet curb in 1976, and it's still there. The curb was turned into a mourning shrine, with flowers and candles, when Eddie died in Oct. 2020.

Address:
500 Allen Ave., Pasadena, CA
Directions:
On the east side of Allen Ave. just north of its intersection with E. Villa St. Scratched into the top of a curb in front of Eric's Clocks.
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Van Halen in Cement.

Van Halen in Cement

In 1976, Eddie Van Halen and his brother Alex wrote "Van Halen" in cement on a curb, around the corner from their childhood home in Pasadena -- still here 44 years later. Evidently they referred to the liquor store right next to this spot as "Van Halen Headquarters."

This week, the sidewalk landmark is a mourning destination for fans.

[Mark Blackwell, 10/09/2020]

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