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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.

500 Allen Ave., Pasadena, CA
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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