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California Jam II

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California Jam II
California Jam 2
GenreRock music, acid rock
DatesMarch 18, 1978
Location(s)Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario, California
Founded byLeonard Stogel, Sandy Feldman, and Don Branker
WebsiteThe Official califorinajamfanclub.

California Jam II (also known as Cal Jam II) was a music festival held in Ontario, California, at the Ontario Motor Speedway on March 18, 1978, and produced by Leonard Stogel, Sandy Feldman, and Don Branker. More than 350,000 people attended. The event was promoted by Wolf & Rissmiller Concerts. The festival was a sequel to the original California Jam held in 1974.


Press coverage the next day in the Los Angeles Times

Musical acts featured at the festival included:

Broadcast, telecast, and record releases[edit]

A television special featuring highlights of the festival was broadcast a few months later on the American Broadcasting Company network.[1] CBS Records concurrently released a two-LP soundtrack album of selections from the concert, the track listing of which appears below. Selections from Bob Welch and Foreigner were not included in the soundtrack, as only artists who were contracted to one of CBS's labels were represented.

Local radio stations KMET & KLOS aired live simulcasts of the show. Many in attendance listened to the concert on the radio, due to the poor quality of the sound system.

Track listing[edit]

1."Jugando" (performed by Santana)Carlos Santana, José Areas2:04
2."Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana)" (performed by Santana)Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, Tom Coster, David Rubinson7:41
3."Let It Go, Let It Flow" (performed by Dave Mason)Dave Mason4:21
4."We Just Disagree" (performed by Dave Mason)Jim Krueger3:04
5."Love Alive" (performed by Heart)Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Roger Fisher4:29
6."Little Queen" (performed by Heart)A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Fisher, Michael Derosier, Howard Leese, Steve Fossen6:49
7."Free-for-All" (performed by Ted Nugent, Rob Grange, Derek St. Holmes, Cliff Davies)Ted Nugent5:09
8."Snakeskin Cowboys" (performed by Ted Nugent, Rob Grange, Derek St. Holmes, Cliff Davies)Ted Nugent4:35
9."Same Old Song and Dance" (performed by Aerosmith)Steven Tyler, Joe Perry3:13
10."Draw the Line" (performed by Aerosmith)Tyler, Perry4:34
11."Chip Away the Stone" (performed by Aerosmith)Tyler, Perry, Richard Supa4:06
12."Oxygène Part V" (performed by Jean Michel Jarre)Jean Michel Jarre4:38
13."I'm a King Bee" (performed by Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush)James Moore aka Slim Harpo6:22
14."Johnny B. Goode" (performed by Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush)Chuck Berry8:04
15."Never Gonna Leave" (performed by Rubicon)Max Haskett3:43
16."Too Hot to Handle" (performed by Rubicon)Jack Blades, Dennis Marcellino4:06
Total length:1:16:58

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Rock Flashback: 1974's California Jam Ushered In The Modern Festival Era". WCBSFM 101.1. New York: CBS Local Media. 2011-04-06. Retrieved 2016-01-20. California Jam was successful enough that it had a sequel: California Jam II was held in March 1978...Like the original, it was taped for broadcast on ABC-TV and radio.

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