On This Day In METAL History – April 6th… From California Jam To Sepultura

California Jam - 1974 - promo concert poster - #0674CJMO00777

On April 6th, 1974 – The first California Jam was held at the Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario, California. This inaugural California Jam featured such music legends as: Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, The Eagles, Rare Earth, Earth Wind & Fire, Seals & Crofts and Black Oak Arkansas. Now that was a diverse Rock festival! Whoa, man!

The California Jam poster (above) was created by the world-class artist Drew Struzan.

Led Zeppelin - Chicago Stadium - April 6 - 1977 - Full Ticket Promo Pic - #06MOLZ77

On this day in 1977 – The great Led Zeppelin performed at Chicago Stadium in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Chicago Stadium opened in 1929 and closed in 1994. The above ticket to this Rock historic concert cost only… $9 in U.S. funds. Aw, man!!

Triumph - classic band logo - #3377MOTCRR0612

On April 6th, 2008 – In Calgary, Alberta, Canada,  Triumph was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame at the Juno Awards. Triumph also belongs inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Just Saying.

Sepultura - Classic Band Logo - #3370386SMO06

On this day in 2012 – The incredible Sepultura performed at Moskva Hall in Moscow, Russia. This was one of many concerts on their Eastern European & Baltic Tour 2012.

Black Sabbath - Iron Man - promo cover pic - #008777MOBSIM06

On April 6th, 2015 – The iconic Black Sabbath song, Iron Man, is the #1 best-selling Heavy Metal song on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Songs Chart. Whoa! This song is featured on the second studio album from Black Sabbath, released in 1970: Paranoid. 45 years old and going strong, this song is #1. Nothing short of remarkable. Metal be thy name!

Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train - 45rpm - promo pic - #100777OSMO06

On this day in 2015 – The legendary Ozzy Osbourne has his timeless hit, Crazy Train, ranked at #4 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Songs Chart. Whoa, again! This memorable song is featured on Ozzy Osbourne’s debut solo album from 1980: Blizzard Of Ozz.


Stone - 2011 Photo #1




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