“BEAT IT”…#1 30 Years Ago Today

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1983…two of my favorites got together and made a pretty KOOL song. What? Eddie Van Halen is playing guitar on a Michael Jackson record? Are you serious?! Yeah, and it was AWESOME! 30 years ago today, “Beat It” became a #1 record. I guess it worked! Notice in the video there is NO Eddie Van Halen? His record lable said he should not be in the video. Also, Eddie did this for NO MONEY. He did it as a favor. The “Thriller” album went on to sell over 30 million copies. That would have been a lot of money to Eddie, but he did it for the love of music and being able to work with Michael. That’s KOOL. Enjoy the video.

 

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