The music world lost a rock and roll superstar this week when guitarist Eddie Van Halen died of cancer. He was only 65 years old.Eddie Van Halen was a founding member of the band Van Halen. He formed the group in 1974 with his brother Alex, who played the drums.Other band members included bass player Michael Anthony and lead singer David Lee Roth.Van Halen released its most popular single, the song Jump, in 1983.Jump rose to the top of Billboard Magazine's list of Hot 100 songs and stayed there for five weeks.The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio lists Jump among its "500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll."The Van Halen brothers were born in the Netherlands. Their father was a professional musician. Their mother was from Indonesia.In the 1950s, some people did not approve of the mixed-race marriage.
吉他手埃迪・范海伦（Eddie Van Halen）本周因癌症去世，音乐界痛失了一位摇滚巨星。范海伦去世时年仅65岁。埃迪是范海伦乐队的创始成员。1974年，他与担任鼓手的兄弟亚历克斯组建了这支乐队。乐队的其他成员包括贝斯手迈克尔・安东尼（Michael Anthony）和主唱大卫・李・若斯（David Lee Roth）。1983年，范海伦乐队发表了最受欢迎的单曲《Jump》。《Jump》跃至Billboard Magazine的100首热门歌单的榜首，并霸榜长达5周。俄亥俄州克利夫兰的摇滚名人堂将《Jump》收入《塑造摇滚的500首歌曲》之中。范海伦兄弟出生于荷兰。他们的父亲是一位专业音乐家。母亲来自于印尼。在上世纪50年代，有些人不认同这种异族通婚。