VINTAGE MICK JAGGER & STEVIE WONDER PHOTO PERFORMING “UPTIGHT” & “SATISFACTION” ENCORE AT SPECTRUM ARENA IN PHILLY (July 21, 1972)
STEVIE WONDER/MICK JAGGER: SPECTRUM ARENA (July 21, 1972)
Art Reilly, the photographer who captured this historic image of Mick Jagger and Stevie Wonder performing at the Spectrum Arena during their 1972 North American tour, began his career as a photographer in the jungles of Vietnam where he served as a combat photographer for 19 months.
Later, as his www.greatrockphotos.com notes, Reilly worked on Bruce Springsteen’s lighting crew during his first couple of tours and has preserved many memorable moments with the “Boss” from those days.
Reilly, in addition to being a talented luthier and restorer of antique autos, continued photographing concerts and performers during the fledgling days of their careers and among his rarest and most prized images are the Allman Brothers at Camden County Community College in the late ’60s, Jimi Hendrix at the Atlanta Pop Festival where, according to Reilly, he performed for the final time in America, and candid shots of Joan Baez with her child, whom she was pregnant with during her Woodstock performance. Reilly also has photographed Led Zeppelin at the Spectrum during their 1971 ZOSO tour.
Reilly has also worked with world renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Fred Simeone, assisting with conceptual displays for his legendary antique car collection, which is said to be worth upward of 500-million dollars.
Today, Reilly is semi-retired, but continues to work on many of the world’s most recognizable sporting events such as Super Bowls, Championship fights, the Olympics and Showtime Pay-Per-View Broadcasts.
Reilly’s photos can be purchased directly from his website, and they are one of the best bargains you’ll ever find. I highly recommend visiting his site, and if you’re a Stones fan, you’ll love his work.
Art Reilly’s website: www.greatrockphotos.com