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Van Halen’s Lost Promotional “Dinosaur” Video Surfaces

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A Van Halen video shot to promote “So This Is Love” in Italy during a European tour at the time of its release, but unseen since then, can now be viewed on YouTube after it was located by the band’s Italian fan club.

The comments that accompany it reveal that the clip was shot in late 1981 at “Prehistoric Park” outside Milan. It aired on the Italian state television channel RAI 1 on New Year’s Day 1982 as part of a show called Happy Circus. The band is seen lip-syncing the Fair Warning song in front of dinosaur replicas.