David Lee Roth

David Lee Roth

Rock Singer

David Lee Roth is an American retired rock singer. Best known for his wild, energetic stage persona, he was the original lead vocalist of the hard rock band Van Halen across three stints, from 1974 to 1985, in 1996 and again from 2006 to their disbandment in 2020.

Full Name
Oct 10, 1954
6′ 0″
Net Worth


David Lee Roth, born October 10th 1954, is an American rock singer, songwriter and actor. He rose to fame as the lead vocalist of the band Van Halen from 1974-1985, and then again from 2006-2007. Roth is also known for his successful solo career with popular hits like "Just a Gigolo", "California Girls" and "Jump".

Roth was born in Bloomington, Indiana to Dr. Nathan and Sibyl Roth. He grew up in a Jewish family and was raised in the city's Sinai Temple. His father was an ophthalmologist who served in World War II as a medic and later founded Eye Care Centers of America. His mother was a homemaker who worked with displaced persons after World War II, helping them find jobs and homes in America.

Roth started singing at an early age and eventually went on to form his first band called “The Red Ball Jets” when he was 15 years old. After graduating high school, he attended Pasadena City College before enrolling at the University of California, Berkeley where he studied English Literature. In 1974, Roth joined Van Halen as their lead vocalist where they released classic albums such as Van Halen (1978), Women And Children First (1980) and 1984 (1984). Following the success of these albums, Roth left Van Halen in 1985 to pursue a successful solo career which included tours with bands like KISS and Aerosmith as well as his own solo shows around the world. In 2006, he rejoined Van Halen until 2007 when he decided to focus on his solo career once again. Throughout his long career, Roth has sold over 100 million records worldwide making him one of the most successful rock singers of all time.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1954</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">David Lee Roth is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On October 10, 1954, David Lee Roth is born in Bloomington, Indiana.</p></div> 

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1974</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins Van Halen</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Roth joins the band Van Halen and begins writing and singing songs with them.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1978</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Van Halen's Debut Album Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Van Halen releases their self-titled debut album, which includes the hit singles "Runnin' With the Devil" and "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1982</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Van Halen's Most Successful Album Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The band releases their most successful album to date, “1984”, which features the hit single "Jump".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1985</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Departs From Van Halen</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Roth leaves Van Halen to pursue a solo career.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1986</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Solo Debut Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Roth releases his debut solo album, “Crazy from the Heat”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2007</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Returns to Van Halen</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Roth rejoins Van Halen for a reunion tour.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Performer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">David Lee Roth is an incredible performer and singer. He has a great stage presence and puts on an amazing show every time he takes the stage. His energy and enthusiasm are infectious, and his singing voice is unparalleled.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Great Songwriter</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">David Lee Roth is an amazing songwriter. His songs are catchy and memorable, with clever lyrics that are both humorous and thought provoking. He has written some of the most iconic rock songs of all time, such as “Jump”, “Panama” and “Runnin' With The Devil”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's a Great Showman</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">David Lee Roth is a great showman. He knows how to work a crowd and put on a great show. Whether it's playing off the audience or doing something outrageous, he always knows how to get people excited and having fun.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Van Halen Frontman</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">David Lee Roth was the original frontman of the rock band Van Halen, and one of the most successful musicians of the '80s.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Was a Professional Diver</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before joining Van Halen, David Lee Roth was a professional scuba diver and worked as an underwater photographer for a local newspaper.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Earned a Black Belt in Karate</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">David Lee Roth holds a black belt in karate and has been practicing martial arts since he was a teenager.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Spent Time in Japan</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">After leaving Van Halen, David Lee Roth spent time in Japan learning about Japanese culture, language, and cuisine.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Owned His Own Restaurant</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In the 1990s, David Lee Roth opened his own restaurant called "Samurai" in West Hollywood, California.</p></div>


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