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L.A. Bands: Rocking Or Reeling?

Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 21 January 1979

A YEAR AGO, Pasadena's Van Halen was just a promising band on the L.A. scene. Its most stellar dates were in Glendora, Redondo Beach and Van Nuys. Since then, the quartet has sold more than a million copies of its debut album, headlined the 10,000-seat Long Beach Arena and opened for the Rolling Stones at the New Orleans Superdome.

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