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memories of the ’80s – Jump by Van Halen

The sixth studio album from Van Halen brought the band bestselling success and a their first number one single: Jump. Written in 1981 by Eddie Van Halen, the other band members rejected the song for their previous album Diver Down. … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Dance the Night Away by Van Halen

In the late 1970s, an Los Angeles rock band hit the charts with its first top 20 single: Dance the Night Away by Van Halen. Written during the recording sessions for Van Halen II, the song was inspired by Fleetwood … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – MCMLXXXIV by Van Halen

The sixth studio album from Van Halen kicked up the charts, cemented their status in the 1980s hard rock category:  MCMLXXXIV or 1984 by Van Halen. With this album, Eddie Van Halen wanted to create a new sound for the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Van Halen

The self-titled debut album from Van Halen may not have been a critic favourite, but fans made it one of the best-selling albums of the decade and all time. An appearance at the Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Van Halen

Although they were the kings of the 1980s, Van Halen was formulated in the hard rock era of the ’70s, grabbing gigs at rock clubs in small town California as they developed their unique sound and stage theatrics. Formed in … Continue reading

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