My friends from Delta Bravo Urban Exploration Team posted this Van Halen sidewalk scrawl that dates back to 1976 a few blocks away from Alex & Eddie Van Halen’s childhood home in Pasadena, California.
The boys wrote their last name in the concrete a full two years before their debut album was released and before their band was even called Van Halen. With the lead from the Delta Bravo Crew, I headed down to the spot on the north west corner of Allen Avenue & East Villa Street down the street from their home at 1881 Las Lunas St, Pasadena, CA 91107. It was in the shed behind this house that Eddie & Alex played music and started their band.
Apparently the guys would frequent the liquor store on the corner and happened to walk by some wet cement. I dug little deeper and confirmed the scrawl is indeed from the Van Halen brothers. Van Halen published a full color, glossy fan magazine called “The Inside” from 1995-2000 where in one of the issue they confirmed this was actually written by them with most people agreeing that it was Eddie.
Here’s a photo I took on February 11, 2017 and you can see the historic VAN HALEN is still there.
I also noticed that it appeared the boys attempted to write their names in the concrete twice.
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