Gov. Jerry Brown is now considered an elder statesman of California politics.
But he had a much more iconoclastic reputation in the 1970s and '80s, during his first two gubernatorial terms. As governor, Brown ran for president on a decidedly youthful theme.
In 1979, the first of two presidential fundraising rock concerts kicked off at the San Diego Sports Arena. Los Angeles Times staff photographer George Rose covered the concert. Two of the photos in the above gallery accompanied a column by Times pop music critic Robert Hilburn in the Dec. 24, 1979, Los Angeles Times:
Rock concerts may be a boon to campaign fund-raising, but candidates will have to pay their own...