Spirit: Rockpalast - West Coast Legends Vol. 3
The concert turned out to be one of the highlights of the first Rockpalast series (1977 to 1986). At the tender age of fifteen, Randy California has played with Jimi Hendrix and his band of that time, Jimi James and the Blue Flames. That his guitar style was strongly influenced by Jimi became apparent during the Rockpalast concert when he performed Hendrix's versions of the Dylan numbers "Like A Rolling Stone" and "All Along The Watchtower". A special highlight came towards the end of the show when Dickey Betts, who had appeared on stage with his band Great Southern before Spirit. This DVD is an "in memoriam" release: on 2 January 1997, Randy California only just succeeded in rescuing his son Qui nn from a dangerous current during a beach holiday in Hawaii. California himself drifted out to the open sea and was never seen again. He died at the age of 46. The concert on this DVD was filmed on March 5th 1978 in Essen at the Grugahalle.