Van Halen Rising’s Facebook page posted this gem of a photo today, above.
Another amazing early Ed Van Halen photo, this one circa ’68, from the Broderick family vault.
Here we can see Edward jamming with Bill Maxwell at Rob Broderick’s 14th Birthday Party. Edward is playing a Maestro 12 string Guitar but with only 6 strings on it. Guitar was purchased at Lafayette Radio on Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena.
Thanks to Tom, Rob, Bill, and of course EVH.
Those incredible early years really come to life in the must-have book, Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal.