VINTAGE CROSBY, STILLS & NASH BACKSTAGE PHOTO FROM PHILLY SPECTRUM (6/23/77)

•September 22, 2017 • Leave a Comment

 

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Stephen Stills catches a smoke near employee timeclock while waiting before  an encore. Crosby, Stills and Nash performed two shows at the arena in June 1977 to promote their recently released CSN album. © roger barone 2017 

CROSBY, STILLS & NASH: SPECTRUM ARENA: June 23, 1977

Spectrum changeover crew employee “Big Jim” is seen in the background, also smoking. Jim painted the railings in the arena; a job that took years.

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VINTAGE GRAHAM NASH PHOTO FROM PHILLY SPECTRUM (6/23/77)

•September 21, 2017 • Leave a Comment
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Graham Nash gives a rose to a friend after Crosby, Stills & Nash show at the Spectrum. © roger barone/photosfromphilly

GRAHAM NASH: SPECTRUM ARENA (June 23, 1977)

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

•May 6, 2017 • Leave a Comment

 

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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)

•May 2, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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)

•March 4, 2017 • Leave a Comment

 

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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)

•June 1, 2016 • Leave a Comment
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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