TMD has uncovered rare pro-shot footage of BLACK SABBATH performing “Killing Yourself To Live” at the historic California Jam concert. The event was held at the Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario, California on April 6, 1974, and it attracted 200,000 fans that paid, which at the time, set the record for the highest paid attendance and highest gross in history. Unlike other rock festivals such as Woodstock, the concert was not planned for release as a film or sound recording. However, several portions of it were broadcast live on the ABC television network, which was also a sponsor of the show. The audio portion of the event was also broadcast in stereo on FM radio stations.
The legendary BLACK SABBATH band just turned forty years old and although Ozzy recently nixed the idea of another ‘reunion’ this year, the masters of doom can be seen here in this footage at the height of their fame and is truly a rock gem. Watch the classic performance below!
(Video Courtesy: Californiajamfanclub.com)