Van Halen plays Gazzarri's in West Hollywood, CA.

Van Halen plays Calderone Theater in Hempstead, NY. Journey and Montrose are the headliners.

Van Halen plays in Redding, CA.

Van Halen releases its third album, Women And Children First, which takes only two and a half weeks to record. The album will peak at US #6 and UK #15. Nicolette Larson lends her vocal talents to the chorus of "Could This Be Magic?" (Two years earlier, Eddie had played on Nicolette's debut album though he is uncredited for his solo on "Can't Get Away From You"). WACF includes a 3-foot poster of a half-naked David Lee Roth, wearing leather pants while posing wrist-bound to a chain link fence.