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

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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)

VINTAGE JEFF BECK CONCERT PHOTO FROM PHILLY SPECTRUM (5/2/75)

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Jeff Beck performing at spectrum arena theater, may 2, 1975, photo by roger barone

Guitarist Jeff Beck performing at the Spectrum Arena in 1975. John McLauglin With the Mahavishnu Orchestra opened the show in Philly. The bands would alternate the top billing  during the tour. © Roger Barone 2014

JEFF BECK: SPECTRUM ARENA (May 2, 1975)

VINTAGE NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE “RUST NEVER SLEEPS TOUR” PHOTO PHILLY SPECTRUM ARENA (9/23/78)

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neil young 'rust never sleeps tour" photo from Philadelphia, (9/23/78) © roger barone

Neil Young, right, jams with bass player, Billy Talbot, performing at Spectrum Arena during the “1978 Rust Never Sleeps Tour.” © Roger Barone 2014

NEIL YOUNG/BILLY TALBOT: SPECTRUM ARENA (September 23, 1978)

VINTAGE NEIL YOUNG “RUST NEVER SLEEPS” TOUR PHOTO PHILLY SPECTRUM (9/23/78)

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Neil Young Rust Never Sleeps at Spectrum Arena. © roger barone 1978

Neil Young adjusts his harmonica while sitting at keyboards before playing “After The Gold Rush” at the Spectrum Arena during his 1978 “Rust Never Sleeps” Tour. © roger barone 1978/2014

NEIL YOUNG/CRAZY HORSE: THE SPECTRUM (September 23, 1978)

VINTAGE CANDID PHOTO OF STEPHEN STILLS BACKSTAGE AT SPECTRUM ARENA IN PHILLY (june 23, 1977)

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Stephen Stills walking backstage at Spectrum Arena with a young child. © roger barone 1977/2014

Stephen Stills walks through the backstage hallway at Spectrum Arena, accompanied by a young child. Crosby, Stills & Nash were touring to support their recently released “CSN” album.  The backstage walkways are noticeably brighter in the photos taken in ’76, after the gray cinder-block walls were painted and safety plates were affixed to them. The gray walls absorbed a lot of light, making it even more difficult to get technically good photos of people walking or running to their dressing rooms.  © Roger Barone 1977/2014

STEPHEN STILLS/CROSBY, STILLS, NASH: THE SPECTRUM (June 23, 1977)

VINTAGE BOB DYLAN PHOTO FROM PHILLY SPECTRUM ARENA (10/6/78)

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bob dylan performing at Spectrum Arena, oct 1978, © roger barone

Iconic rock and folk singer, Bob Dylan, performing at the Spectrum Arena during his “World Tour.” © Roger Barone 1978/2014

BOB DYLAN/ SPECTRUM ARENA (October 6, 1978)

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

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Stephen Stills & Neil Young between songs, Spectrum Arena, june 29, 1976 © Roger barone

Neil Young, left, and Stephen Stills during their acoustic set at the Spectrum Arena. The Stills/Young band were promoting their recently released album of the same name. The tour came to an abrupt ending when Young decided to leave the tour a few weeks later.  © Roger Barone 1976/2014

NEIL YOUNG/STEPHEN STILLS: SPECTRUM ARENA (June 29, 1976)