One of the most influential guitarists in the history of Rock and Roll, Eddie Van Halen helped to create some of the best-selling albums of all time like: “Van Halen II” (1979), “1984” (1984) and “5150” (1986), that became the favorite ones from millions of fans worldwide. In an interview with Guitar Tricks Insider magazine back in 2016, Van Halen listed 6 albums that were some of his favorites and were essential in his opinion. Rock and Roll Garage gathered what the late musician said over the decades about those records and the artists who made them.
6.One of the Jeff Beck‘s most successful albums, “Blow By Blow” was released back in 1975 and peaked at No. 4 on the American Billboard 200.
5.Released in 1978, Van Halen’s debut album sold more than 10 millions copies in the United States and peaked at number 19 on the Billboard 200
4.Peter Gabriel‘s fifth studio album after he left Genesis, “So” was released in 1986 and is one of the most important records of his solo career.
3.The final studio album of the British supergroup Cream that had guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker, “Goodbye” was released in 1969.
2.The third album made by Cream and one of their most successful ones, “Wheels Of Fire” was released in 1968 as a two-disc vinyl LP. One disc was recorded in the studio and the other recorded live.
1.One of the most successful The Who live albums, “Live At Leeds” was recorded at the University Of Leeds Refectory in 1970 and released in the same year.