Van Halen – Earliest Known Footage Surfaces Online

Van Halen – Earliest Known Footage Surfaces Online

December 17, 2010

An extremely rare 1978 local news report from the first Texas Jam festival has been published online to promote the Melodic Rock/Heavy Metal themed auctions of eBay seller EliteWorks. The 32-year old segment is centered on Van Halen’s stunning performance from their very first tour and showcases the earliest known live footage of the band.

Included in the auctions; everything from dozens of signed items, master studio reel to reel tapes, drumsticks, guitar picks and a massive collection of 1970/80s rock merchandise from the following artists:

Van Halen, Sammy Hagar, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Metallica, KISS, Aerosmith, Journey, Styx, Judas Priest, Scorpions, The Faces, Cheap Trick, Tesla, Whitesnake, Ratt, Queensryche, Great White, Stryper, Megadeth, Michael Monroe, Buckcherry, Hurricane, Black ‘N Blue, Uriah Heep, Molly Hatchet, Krokus, Tora Tora, Keel, Warlock, Aldo Nova, Helix, Yngwie Malmsteen, Glenn Danzig, W.A.S.P., Skid Row and many more.

The auctions can be seen at

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