"Eddie Van Halen's single most significant recorded performance: His solo on Michael Jackson's "Beat It," which was uncredited, unpaid, and recorded in two takes. The song turned out to be groundbreaking for both artists, helping Jackson cross over to the rock crowd, and letting Van Halen show off for a broader pop audience, laying the groundwork for the massive success of 1984."

Forgive me

1984

My 16-year-old daughter occasionally wears my Van Halen 1984 black concert t-shirt to high school now. (She fights over it with my 13-year-old daughter). It's the very same shirt I bought at the 1984 tour concert at the Knoxville Collisseum and proudly wore myself to college classes over 20 years ago. She's too cool. Makes a Mama proud.

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