Don Branker, the co-producer and stage announcer for both the 1974 California Jam and 1978 California Jam II, was a guest on the March 15th, 2008 edition of WPMD.org's "Rock 50" radio show with Mike Stark.
According to Mike, Don told "some great stories about both events including Deep Purple's trashing of a television camera and a backstage story about Aerosmith that brings rock 'n roll arrogance to a new level."
You can listen to it at WPMD.org as part of the “on-demand” player that is on the homepage or download it directly from this location (160MB .mp3 file).
Thank you David, alot of cool info contained in that interview. I wasn't at that event, but did see the ABC broadcasts in the weeks following it. What a time!
Here are the YouTube videos referenced in the radio broadcast
Featuring Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, ELP, Eagles, Rare Earth, Eart Wind and Fire
Seals and Crofts, and Black Oak Arkansas
Salute to Ozzy and Black Sabbath
yeah !! nice videos David !! thanks !!
What a show this was.
I play it all the time.
It must have been a great experience for all of Purple