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

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

•April 27, 2015 • Leave a Comment
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)

•February 21, 2015 • Leave a Comment
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.

 

VINTAGE IAN ANDERSON & JETHRO TULL CONCERT PHOTO FROM PHILLY (10/3/78)

•February 17, 2015 • Leave a Comment
Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull performing at Spectrum Arena, October 3, 1978, © roger barone

Ian Anderson and bass guitarist, Tony Williams, foreground, perform with Jethro Tull at the Spectrum during their 1978 tour. A performance at Madison Square Garden was broadcast on the BBC’s Old Grey Whistle Test. photo: © Roger Barone 2015

JETHRO TULL: THE SPECTRUM ARENA (October 3, 1978)

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

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A helicopter with Graham Nash on board makes it way into South Philadelphia, headed  for the Spectrum Arena parking lot. Nash is wearing a white jump suit; he’s visible near the left window. I and a few other Spectrum Changeover crew members were asked to meet and escort him to the dressing rooms. When we approached him, he said, “I beat the fuckers [Crosby and Stills], they didn’t want to fly. Nash was extraordinarily friendly, posed for photos and signed items for us. The group arrived early for a sound check, sans David Crosby. © Roger Barone 2015.

GRAHAM NASH/ CSN: SPECTRUM ARENA (June 23, 1977)

 

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

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David Crosby, left, and Graham Nash

David Crosby, left, and Graham Nash, jamming during Crosby, Stills and Nash encore at the Spectrum Arena in Philadelphia. This was the opening night of their two shows in Philly, promoting  their recently releases second CSN album. © Roger Barone 2015

DAVID CROSBY & GRAHAM NASH (SPECTRUM ARENA (June 23, 1977)

 

VINTAGE PAUL McCARTNEY/WINGS PHOTO FROM PHILLY SPECTRUM (5/14/76)

•January 30, 2015 • Leave a Comment
Paul McCartney performing with Wings at Spectrum Arena, May 14, 1976, photo: roger barone copyright

Paul McCartney playing “Soily” during the encore of his second night performing with Wings at the Spectrum Arena. Paul McCartney & Wings played two shows in Philly. A Flyers Stanley Cup Game with the Montreal Canadiens was played between them Montreal won the Stanley Cup in Philly, sweeping the Broad Street Bullies 4-0© Roger Barone 2015

PAUL McCARTNEY/WINGS: THE SPECTRUM ARENA (May 14, 1976)