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R.I.P. Eddie

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:10 pm
by stagewex
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See the plate number?
It's funny since I was just riding the BMW version of their "Scrambler" yesterday the appeal for folks that had a dirt or MX or real Scrambler back in the day. But have the means now not to have to cut up and chop something even if they are 450lbs.
He looks pretty darn happy in this picture from (it says) a year ago.
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The Real Deal on a Real Deal. That hair :)
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Re: R.I.P. Eddie

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:06 pm
by sagerat
Might as well jump...

Re: R.I.P. Eddie

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:01 pm
by Peter Pan
first plate says: 1984
MCMLXXXIV
Mind George Orwell

Re: R.I.P. Eddie

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:05 pm
by bakerchp18
The plate that Eddie is holding that says 5150 is a nod to the LAPD Radio Code for E.D.P. or Emotionally Disturbed Person "Someone dangerous to themselves or others".

Re: R.I.P. Eddie

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:22 pm
by tgtrotter
In Los Angeles north County around Pasadena/San Gabriel the local heads from the late 70s will throw names out and say
" Yeah. Van Halen played my High School Dance, Garage Party, Sisters B-Day, ﹰEvery ﹰFriday and Saturday. I knew Eddie and Alex and David Lee Roth and this and that ...very well"
I've probably heard that story a 100 times. My neighbor, and riding partner, put his money where his mouth is....The Poster attached. It's legit.

I gotta say Van Halens' 1978 debut album, I loved Eddie but thought DLR a fig. In 1980 driving by Oakland Stadium " Van Halen Tonight ".
Screech !!! Hit the brakes. BEST $10 bucks ever spent. DLR sold me and opened my eyes to showmanship. DLR, can't say stole the show but made it astonishingly memorable. Women and Children First Tour.

Lastly, in my pottery grouping it's majority women older than I. I'm 61. A few years back when DLR re-united for a few shows a group of these women had tickets. None, not one had ever heard of Van Halen. I begged to go but the clan was tight. Afterwards I asked about the show and they all said loud and annoying. Eddie, as usual, was ripping it.

Rest in Paradise Eddie. You lived it and gave us a wickedly good time.
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Re: R.I.P. Eddie

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:40 am
by stagewex
Cool story.
Similar "Oh, I saw them/him when he was a nobody in a local bar" around me about Billy Joel, Twisted Sister, Mountain, The Good Rats (actually they never got that big), etc...

Re: R.I.P. Eddie

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:21 am
by BakuUralBoy
All these nice tributes to Eddie, and sadly not a word about his still smoking hot ex-wife Vallerie Bertinelli (age 60)

Re: R.I.P. Eddie

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:37 am
by BinDerSmokDat
BakuUralBoy wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:21 am
All these nice tributes to Eddie, and sadly not a word about his still smoking hot ex-wife Vallerie Bertinelli (age 60)
No woman is "smokin' hot" at age 60.
She might look "great for 60" or "doesn't look a day over 50" but never "smokin' hot."