Have one great musician come up with a cool tune is one thing, but have another great musician enhancing that tune is just something else.
I don’t think there is any one on this planet who doesn’t know Michael Jackson’s classic album ‘Thriller”.
The 3rd single from that album was ‘Beat It’ it includes one of the finest guitar solo’s ever played, performed of course by Eddie van Halen, although his name is not on the credits.Not only was he not credited he also did it for free, well sort of, his fee was a Six pack of beer.
Quincy Jones the producer of the album(and so many others) approached Eddie van Halen to contribute to the song.Eddie agreed and following day he met with Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson in the recording studio.
Michael Jackson went out to take a break from recording or 30 minutes or so. Eddie…
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