122 - May 1
Van Halen plays Gazzarri's in West Hollywood, CA.
Van Halen plays the Masonic Auditorium in Detroit, MI.
In Detroit, Eddie purchases a keyboard, and while sitting in the back of the tour bus, writes the main riff of what will eventually serve as the foundation for the band's first #1 single, "Jump." Getting the thumbs-down from Dave, the tune finds its way on to an unmarked cassette tape and sits in a drawer in the recording studio for another four years.
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