My friend Marko took this picture of the Spectrum, the music and sports arena. They started to tear it down yesterday. (We saw Don Henley there.)
The first thing I ever remember seeing there was the circus, and the Philadelphia Flyers when they were so new, they gave away the tickets. (My dad worked there as an usher.) I watched Dr. J. play there.
I saw several WWF matches, too. (Hey, my kids liked them.)
I also saw Joan Baez, Hot Tuna, Boz Scaggs, The Grateful Dead (they played there 53 times), Big Brother and the Holding Company, Steve Miller Band, John Mellencamp, Cyndi Lauper, Chicago, Jefferson Airplane, The Chambers Brothers, Delaney and Bonnie, Hoyt Axton, Linda Ronstadt, Paul Simon’s Graceland tour, Billy Joel, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, CSN&Y, Van Morrison, Grand Funk Railroad, Dr. John, Canned Heat, The Allman Brothers, The Who, Peter Gabriel, Moody Blues, Electric Light Orchestra, Herb Alpert, Roberta Flack, Jackson Browne, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, James Taylor, R.E.M., 10,000 Maniacs and God knows who else. I can’t even remember them all. All I know is, I never turned down a free ticket. Lots and lots of memories…
Anyone else have any memories to share?