California Jam

Emerson, Lake and Palmer headlined the one day festival at the Ontario Speedway, Ontario, California on April 6, 1974. ELP shared the bill with Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Black Oak Arkansas, Earth, Wind & Fire, the Eagles, and more. The show was later broadcast on ABC Television.

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Leave your memories on Greg’s official site, “Were You There?”


Cal Jam Panorama

Backstage panorama as seen on the Black Sabbath CD (HUGE file alert)

Karn Evil 9, 1st Imp. Pt. 2

Greg sings “KE 9”

Karn Evil 9, 1st Imp. Pt. 2

“Karn Evil 9, 1st Imp. Pt. 2”


“Still…You Turn Me On”

...You Turn Me On

Onstage for “Still”

Lucky Man

Performing “Lucky Man”

Keith plays

Keith at California Jam


Keith shows his stuff

Jammin' at the Jam

Emerson jams


Carl rings a bell
with his teeth


Carl Palmer

Jammin' at the Jam

Carl jams

Thanks, Linda!

ELP onstage at the Jam


The computer blows a micro-
chip in “Karn Evil 9, 3rd Imp.”


  Computer goes haywire

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Memorabilia and Memories

Please check out Allen’s YouTube channel featuring many videos in full color of the California Jam

ELP's contract

ELP’s original contract – thanks Allen!

Thanks, Allen!

Another shot of the original contract

CalJam on ABC in Concert

Ad for “ABC in Concert”
Watch the video promo:
Broadband ::: Dial-Up

Thanks, Kort!

The Poster – see details below

L corner detail

Poster – left corner detail

Bottom detail

Poster – bottom detail

R corner detail

Poster – right corner detail

Gary's ticket
Read Gary’s CalJam story

Angie's ticket
Read Angie’s CalJam story

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The Spinning Piano

Go Keith!

Keith Spins – this got a mention in MOJO; see right–>

Wrong link but at least we got a mention!


Another article

Another article about the piano

1st article

2nd article

3rd article

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