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remember the spectrum

after 42 years of sports and musical history, this week the beloved philly venue will host its final concerts before being torn down early next year. pearl jam will play tuesday, wednesday, friday and saturday night, and rumors are swirling about possible guest appearances on the final night. the spectrum is known amongst performers for its excellent acoustics, and some of the most legendary musical acts of the ’60s and ’70s have played there- including led zeppelin, the doors, jimi hendrix, pink floyd, the who, eric clapton, bob dylan, neil young, the beach boys, frank sinatra, the jackson five, elvis, the band and bob marley and the wailers. the grateful dead played there 53 times, more than any other musical act.
i’ll be attending all four shows this week and will be sure to report back on the blog!
here are some of the greats who played the spectrum…
jimi hendrix concert poster…check out those ticket prices!
rolling stones
the who
led zeppelin
jerry garcia
top images of the spectrum from remember the spectrum.
so long, spectrum…you will be missed.

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Ashley -October 26, 2009, 4:35PM

whoa whoa whoa. you’re going to see Pearl Jam FOUR nights in a ROW? I’m extremely envious.

fpjulia -October 26, 2009, 5:05PM

yup…i am a huuuge pj fan…can’t wait :)

Ashley -October 26, 2009, 6:15PM

Yeah me too! I saw Eddie at the Tower Theater not too long ago. but yesss you’ll definitely have to post about the shows.

tom -October 26, 2009, 6:18PM

that jimi hendrix poster is awesome. cant wait for pearl jam to blow the roof off.

Shelley -October 26, 2009, 6:26PM

So sad, a piece of history going away!

Don'tMeanToPush -October 29, 2009, 3:48PM

Greatest Philly weekend ever on the horizon! Two more PJ shows, the World Series and Eagles v. Giants on Sunday! Whoo Hoo!!

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