1974

If ever someone had the voice of an Angel…… On July 29, 1974, after performing a show in London, The Mamas & The Papas’ “Mama” Cass Elliot passed away in her sleep from a heart attack. There are the constant rumors that she died from choking on a ham sandwich, but that is no where […]

By the beginning of June in 1974, The Beach Boys were nowhere near as popular as they once had been. They had a new record label, but that hadn’t done much for them. On June 24 of 1974, their former label, Capitol Records decided to release another ‘greatest hits’ LP. But they did it a […]

According to the April 25, 1974 issue of Rolling Stone, “streaking” had become so popular that Yes and Gregg Allman concerts had been interrupted by the fad. The magazine also said that at a recent concert by The Beach Boys the band was streaked by its own crew. We thought this was an interesting little […]

May 9th has been a pretty good day for Bruce Springsteen. On that day in 1974, he gave one of the most important performances of his career. He was opening for Bonnie Raitt at her Harvard Square Theatre show and at Bonnie’s request, he played his full two-hour set. In the audience that night a […]

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 […]


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