Yesterday, Eddie Van Halen, mythical guitar player and founder of the Van Halen group, died at age 65 of throat cancer; his death shocked the world of music, but especially to lovers of strings.
With his characteristic and powerful solos, Eddie entered different lists of the virtuous of the six-string instrument, including the one we share below:
El guitar player The world's most famous left-hander, who with little more than five years of career, managed to cement a solid foundation to be considered the best guitarist of all time.
His wild distortions and exquisite playing elicited sensations that no one else could.
Who has not enjoyed the voice of Mercury accompanied by the strings of May? The also astrophysicist has delighted millions of ears with his iconic solos such as that of "Bohemian Rhapsody".
This year, May was considered the best guitarist in the history of rock, according to the British magazine Whole Guitar.
With several changes in his musical style throughout his almost 60-year career, going through blues and psychedelic rock, Clapton was part of groups such as The Yardbirds y Cream, and an impeccable solo career.
Successes like "Cocaine", "Tears in Heaven" they contain melodic, endearing and memorable guitars that have endured through generations.
What would become of the songs of Led Zeppelin without the majesty and power of Jimmy Page? His versatility and dynamism on the strings put those who listened to his melodies to the brink of ecstasy, whether in The Yardbirds o Led Zeppelin.
His technique and style revolutionized music and the way of playing the guitar, making Led Zeppelin in one of the most influential rock groups in history.
Eddie Van Halen
Eddie together with his brother Alex they formed the group Van Halen without knowing that they would become pioneers of heavy metal.
The guitarist used a technique called tapping consisting of use the fingers of both hands to press the strings only on the neck, which led him to be inducted into the lists of the best guitarists.
The solo of "Eruption", from the homonymous album, is considered, by specialized magazines, as one of the best in history.