CONCERT REVIVAL-CALIFORNIA JAM 1974 Why is it today no one has ever heard of California Jam? California Jam is the king of mega-concerts of old. Over 250,000Message 1 of 1 , May 14, 2012View SourceCONCERT REVIVAL-CALIFORNIA JAM 1974
Why is it today no one has ever heard of California Jam? California Jam is the king of
mega-concerts of old. Over 250,000 extras showed up on the set which took ABC-TV six months
to construct for the 12 hour show. Performers are Emerson Lake & Palmer, Deep Purple, Black
Sabbath, Blaok Oak Arkansas, Seals & Crofts, Eagles with special guest star Jackson Browne,
Earth Wind & Fire and Rare Earth.
All that effort by ABC is commendable, however they forgot to bring one essential thing; a
tape recorder. Out of the nationwide broadcast only one teenager in the nation thought of
doing that; Scott Lifshine.
I'm often asked, "if this was done in 1974 how good can the tapes be?" My reply is "end of
world." The tapes are strong enough to up end Classic rock; intellectually it's done.