WELL over half a million in attendance (between the two), and I don't remember EVER hearing about it (I was a teenager at the time), I'm wondering how big a deal these things were at the time......anybody ??
Yeah, I saw the first one in later 1974 on an episode of ABC's In Concert. By this time there had been quite a few music festivals, so it really wasn't a big deal except to the people who attended it, I guess. It was the first time I saw video of these bands. ELP was especially intriguing.
Rare Earth Earth, Wind & Fire The Eagles Seals and Crofts Black Oak Arkansas Black Sabbath Deep Purple Emerson, Lake & Palmer
I even set up a primitive cassette recorder next to the mono tv speaker. My friends and I listened to that tape for the next few years.
I didn't see California Jam II, but I bought the lp to get the Heart, Aerosmith and Santana segments.