Van Halen 1 Turns 40

February 9, 2018

The Billboard Hot 100 in 1978 was dominated by disco.  Sure you had the occasional Rolling Stones song run up the charts (Miss You in August). Otherwise it's The Bee Gees, Andy Gibb from the Bee Gees, Donna Summer and oh look Andy Gibb again. 

How about Barbara Streisand and Neil Diamond?  Yup, that too. 

Little did the world know a dramatic swing in music was on the horizon in the form of 4 dudes from Pasadena.

While Van Halen's first album never topped the charts, in fact You Really Got Me fizzled out at #36, the band would change the trajectory of music for decades.

This weekend raise a glass and wish a happy 40th to Van Halen!