The self-titled Van Halen album debuted this week in 1978 and it would become one of the most successful in rock selling at least 10 million copies.
The story goes that the Van Halen band from Pasadena had been on the Los Angeles music scene since 1972 establishing a large fan base. By the time they make into the studio it would only take them three weeks to record the lp in late 1977.

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