California Jam 74 - Deep Purple, Blu-ray

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California Jam 74 [Blu-ray]

The phenomenon now known as arena rock was born at the California Jam - and Deep Purple were at it's epicenter. In many ways, the California Jam was the equivalent of the Woodstock festival to a burgeoning generation of hard rock and heavy metal fans. The Jam took place at the Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario, California on a hot and sunny spring day on April 6, '74. The event attracted an enormous crowd of a quarter-million people and represented a baptism of fire - in more ways than one - for Purple's 'new boys', frontman David Coverdale and bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes, who in '73 had replaced Ian Gillan and Roger Glover, respectively, to usher in the band's so-called Mk III line-up.



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