Additional information about this Van Halen vinyl art.
Van Halen – The Artist
Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California in 1972. Van Halen is known for its energetic live shows and for the work of its acclaimed lead guitarist, Eddie Van Halen. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. From 1974 until 1985, Van Halen consisted of Eddie Van Halen; Eddie’s brother, drummer Alex Van Halen; vocalist David Lee Roth; and bassist Michael Anthony. Upon its release, the band’s self-titled debut album reached No. 19 on the Billboard pop music charts. By the early 1980s, Van Halen was one of the most successful rock acts of the time. The album 1984 was a hit; its lead single, “Jump”, is the band’s only U.S. number one single to date and was internationally known. As of March 2019, Van Halen is 20th on the RIAA list of best-selling artists in the United States; the band has sold 56 million albums in the States and more than 80 million worldwide.
Jump – The Song
Jump is a song by American hard rock band Van Halen. It was released in1983 as the lead single from their album 1984. It is Van Halen’s most successful single to date, reaching number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song differs from earlier Van Halen songs in that it is driven by a keyboard line although the song does contain a guitar solo, which was spliced together from multiple takes. David Lee Roth dedicated the song to martial artist Benny Urquidez, of whom he was a student.
Star Jump – The Shape
This record has been modelled into three people performing a star jump. The star jump or jumping jack is a physical jumping exercise performed by jumping to a position with the legs spread wide and the hands touching overhead, sometimes in a clap, and then returning to a position with the feet together and the arms at the sides. Benny Urquidez (born 1952) is an American kick-boxer, martial arts choreographer and actor. Nicknamed “The Jet”, Urquidez was a non-contact karate competitor who later pioneered full-contact fighting in the United States.
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