It pretty much was the last of its kind. On April 6, 1974, California Jam, als…

Written by on April 6, 2018


It pretty much was the last of its kind.

On April 6, 1974, California Jam, also known as Cal Jam was held at the Ontario Motor Speedway in Southern California. The concert featured:

Rare Earth
Earth, Wind & Fire
The Eagles
Seals and Crofts
Black Oak Arkansas
Black Sabbath
Deep Purple
Emerson, Lake & Palmer

It attracted 250,000 paying fans and the festival set what were then records for the loudest amplification system ever installed, the highest paid attendance, and highest gross in history. It was one of the most well-executed and financially successful concerts ever. It also was the start of the era of media consolidation and the corporatization of the rock music industry.

How many of you were at this concert / festival 44 years ago today? How many remember seeing it on TV?




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