Waiting For Stills and Young Backstage at The Spectrum


Bob  Fields, an assistant superintendant of the Spectrum's Operations' Department, was also a good friend. On many occasions he obtained backstage passes for me. Most notably, Paul McCartney and Wings and George Harrison. In this photo, we're pretending to anxious as we await for Stephen Stills and Neil Young to arrive at The Spectrum. photo: phil amorosi 1976

Bob Field, left, an assistant superintendant of the Spectrum's Operations' Department, was also a good friend. On many occasions he obtained backstage passes for me. Most notably, Paul McCartney and Wings and George Harrison. In this posed photo, we anxiously await the arrival of Stephen Stills and Neil Young backstage at The Spectrum. photo: phil amorosi 1976

Stephen Stills and Neil Young: The Spectrum (June 29, 1976)

Bob Field, left, and I wait for Stephen Stills and Neil Young to arrive at The Spectrum. Neil Young was wearing a flannel shirt, blue jeans and sneakers when he arrived. He was carrying a young blonde haired boy, about four years old, on his shoulders. When he approached me, Neil whispered to his son, “Zeke, say hi. ”  Later in the evening, I asked Neil for his autograph. He obliged.

Handing him an 11 x 14-inch, white, cardboard photo sleeve, ” I asked him to, “Write it big.”

Young took it, and in the strangest handwriting I’ve ever seen, filled the entire page with his zig-zagging name  using my brown sharpie marker.

Zeke, I discovered some years later, suffered from cerebral palsy. Neil Young created the Bridge Concerts in his honor.

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~ by photosfromphilly on May 26, 2009.

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