David Lee Roth, singer
Van Halen

David Lee Roth

October 10, 1954, Bloomington, IN

People ask me how far I've come. And I tell them: ‘Twelve feet - from the audience to the stage.’ ~ David Lee Roth

In the eyes of countless hard rock fans, David Lee Roth is the prototypical frontman. With a flamboyant, larger-than-life stage presence and a party-hardy surfer-dude persona (not to mention his acrobatic leaps, long mane of blond hair, and skintight spandex outfits), Roth was an integral part of Van Halen's meteoric rise to global dominance during the late '70s and early '80s. ~ Allmusic: David Lee Roth ~ retrieved October 10, 2015 © Allmusic

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October 10, 1964 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (4) Martha & the Vandellas, Dancing In The Street ~ #2 (2) Manfred Mann, Do Wah Diddy Diddy ~ #1 (1) Roy Orbison, Oh Pretty Woman


David Lee Roth has alledgedly insured probably the most unusual body part. No, it's not chest hair. It's his sperm that's insured for a million dollars. Done in a moment of clarity - just in case one of his roadside attractions lands him in a paternity suit. ~ NY Daily News: Celebrities Who Insure Their Body Parts ~ retrieved October 10, 2015 © NY Daily News

David Lee Roth ~ Named Hit Parader's #19 Heavy Metal's All Time Top 100 Vocalists in 2006.

Van Halen

Many guitarists who were active in the late ’70s remember exactly where they were standing when they first heard Van Halen. Like film footage of an erupting volcano, the band’s eponymous 1978 debut captured in real time a stunningly explosive and organic spectacle - four hard-rocking, hard-partying adrenaline junkies whose sound was so powerful and unified, it fueled one of the most spectacular ascents in rock and roll history. ~ Guitar Player: 10 Things You Gotta Do To Play Like Eddie Van Halen ~ February 1, 2009 © Guitar Player

Van Halen ~ Ranked #7 VH-1's 100 Greatest Hard Rock Artists in 2000.

In 2008 two Van Halen albums made it onto the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die ~ Van Halen (1978) ~ 1984 (1984) ~

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