VINTAGE STEPHEN STILLS PHOTO FROM PHILLY SPECTRUM (6/23/77)

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Stephen Stills performs with Crosby, Stills and Nash at Spectrum Arena during first of two shows in Philly on their 1977 tour in support of their recently released CSN album.                  photo: © roger barone 2017. 

VINTAGE PHILLY CONCERT PHOTO: TRIXTER PERFORMING AT SPECTRUM ARENA (4/24/91)

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Trixter, from left, Pete Loran, Steve Brown (guitar) and P.J. Farley (bass), performs as the opening act for the Scorpions at the Spectrum Arena in 1991. photo: © roger barone 2017.

TRIXTER: SPECTRUM ARENA (April 24, 1991)

VINTAGE STILLS YOUNG TOUR PHOTO FROM PHILLY (6/29/76)

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STEPHEN STILLS & NEIL YOUNG: Spectrum Arena (June 29, 1976)

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Stephen Stills, center, pats Neil Young on the back as they head toward the Spectrum Arena stage. Stills and Young were touring in support of their “Long May You Run” album. Electric Factory Concerts’ stage manager, Eddie Franco, is visible sitting on a rail in the background.  © roger barone 2017

VINTAGE BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN PHOTO FROM PHILLY SPECTRUM, PROMOTING “DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN” ALBUM WITH THE E-STREET BAND (5/26/ 1978)

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Bruce Springsteen plays a Fender Telecaster guitar at the Spectrum while promoting his “The Darkness on the Edge of Town” album in Philadelphia with the E-Street Band.                                   Photo: © ROGER BARONE /PHOTOS FROM PHILLY 1978

The original transparency of this photo was sent to a newspaper in Lakeland, Florida with 19 other of my best/favorite images while applying for an internship. The slides were never returned, and I wound up losing some nice pictures. Recently, I’ve been organizing my negatives and slides and came across a color copy negative of this photo. While, the sharpness and contrast is not as good as the original I was lucky enough to have a copy. 

It was a difficult lesson to learn, but I never lent any original slides and negatives to anyone after this. Oddly enough, I also lent a page of BW Springsteen negatives from this shoot to another friend, and never got them back. 

FLYERS’ STANLEY CUP TEAM LOSES RICK MacLeish (2/75)

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Philadelphia Flyers center, Rick MacLeish, pictured during a game in 1975 at the Spectrum Arena in Philadelphia. I was working on the ice crew for the Flyers when I took this photo. I stood in the Zamboni tunnel with my camera pressed against the glass to reduce reflections. This is the same view I had when MacLeish tipped in Andre DuPont’s shot during the Cup-clinching game against the Boston Bruins in 1974. The NBC cameraman was right next to me. photo: ©roger barone/photosfromphilly

SPECTRUM CHANGEOVER CREW EMPLOYEES PARTYING BEFORE THE ROLLING STONES SECOND SHOW IN PHILLY 6/30/75)

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Spectrum employees preparing for Rolling Stones concert at Philly Arena june 30, 1975, photo by donnie barone

Spectrum Changeover Crew employees party before going to see the second Rolling Stones’ show in Philly. We had worked the previous day setting up the arena, unloading the Stones’ trucks and lining up chairs. From left: Anthony “AB” “Charlie Watts” Bordoni, Perry “Jagger” Campana, Roger “Richards” Barone and Jimmy “Wyman” Bordoni. Perry and I are wearing our Spectrum T-shirts. photo: © Donnie Barone 1975

CHANGEOVER CREW PARTYING: SOUTH PHILLY (June 30, 1975)
The previous night (Sunday, June 29) the Stones played the first of their two shows in Philly. I got to meet all of them and got some incredible photos of the show. Backstage and onstage. I’ll recall a story about a friend of mine, Michael Lessner, a photographer of the time, who had befriended Ronnie Wood before the tour and had a dream night.

RARE STEPHEN STILLS SIGNED PHOTO FROM PHILLY WEARING FLYERS HOCKEY JERSEY (11/6/75)

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Stephen Stills wear a Philadelphia Flyers jersey while performing at Villanova University in 1975. photo: © roger barone 2015

Stephen Stills signed my photo of him–wearing a Philadelphia Flyers #16 Bobby Clark jersey from a concert at the Villanova Field House in 1975–when he arrived at the Spectrum with Neil Young for the Stills/Young show on June 29, 1976. . The Flyers won the Stanley Cup in ’74 and ’75 and Stills wore the same jersey a year earlier at the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young show at the Atlantic City Raceway on August 9th–the same day President Nixon resigned the presidency. photo:© roger barone 2015

 STEPHEN STILLS: VILLANOVA FIELD HOUSE (November 6,1975)

The above print, signed by  Stephen Stills with a brown Sharpie marker in 1976, was damaged when a cup of orange juice spilled and seeped inside the frame. Over time, the photo adhered to the glass and it couldn’t be separated without damaging the print’s surface.

Several  scientific friends from the hospital– using specialized chemicals and solvents–also tried to rescue the print but were unsuccessful. Eventually, I threw caution to the wind and gently lifted the edges of one side. I was gaining confidence, too much, apparently. As I began lifting the opposite side, the surface of the print (emulsion) tore away from the base. I’ve since scanned the photo and after some photoshop work on stains and tear marks, published it here.

There’s a lesson for everyone here: Always use a mat board over a special photo when it’s framed, so the photo doesn’t touch the surface of  the glass and ruin a treasured memento.