The Eagles 1975 Summer of Stars concert in Homewood, IL was on August 9, 1975 at the Washington Park Racetrack. Their performance was part of the Summer of Stars series which started June 28, 1975 with Tony Orlando and Dawn and ended with the America concert on August 30. The Eagles were the biggest draw of the summer with an attendance of over 20,000.
Linda Ronstadt opened for the Eagles at this show.
Two days earlier, on August 7, the Eagles performed at the Von Braun Civic Center in Huntsfille, Alabama.
Eagles 1975 Summer of Stars concert
Randy Meisner and Don Felder
Randy Meisner and Glenn Frey
Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, Don Henley (on drums), Bernie Leadon, and Don Felder
Linda Ronstadt opened for the Eagles.
Andrew Gold, David Lindley, Linda Ronstadt, and Kenny Edwards
“Seating will be in the grandstand area and on the track itself. Glassed-in areas will have the glass removed. The stage, to be erected, will be on the infield adjacent to the tally board. All seats will be on a reserved basis only.”
Tinley Park Star Tribune (Tinley Park, IL) – May 29, 1975
Flossmoor Star-Tribune (Homewood, IL) – June 1, 1975
“Triangle Productions will put on 16 popular music concerts in the big harness track. Dubbed ‘Summer of Stars 1975,’ the series begins this Saturday, June 28, with Tony Orlando and Dawn.”
Chicago Daily News (Chicago, IL) – June 28, 1975
Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL) – Aug. 3, 1975
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Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL) – June 8, 1975
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Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL) – Aug. 13, 1975
“Ms. Ronstadt, a soloist since her split with the Stone Poneys in the late sixties, opened the concert but was seriously hampered by the thousands of late arrivals and a few technical difficulties.”
Daily Calumet (Chicago, IL) – Aug. 13, 1975
“The extent of their appeal was enthusiastically demonstrated by their concert last Saturday night at Washington Park. They drew the largest (about 20,000 persons) and most enthusiastic crowd to date in the so-called ‘Summer of Stars.’ Their appeal is indisputably broad.”
Tinley Park Star Tribune (Tinley Park, IL) – Aug. 14, 1975