The Philadelphia Spectrum Eagles concert in Philadelphia, PA was the evening of May 17, 1975. Dan Fogelberg opened for the Eagles.
“Fogelberg’s are pleasant, melodic tunes reminiscent of Stills and Young. Sometimes they spark when he slices through a brick wah-wah pedal guitar break.
For once, the warmup was fit preparation. The Eagles flew on and promptly made the full house soar.”The News Journal (Wilmington, DE) – May 23, 1975
This concert was part of the One of These Nights tour, and they had another performance at the Spectrum later in July 1976. This May 17 concert was also just a few days before their concert in Roanoke, VA at the Civic Center.
The Eagles wore Philadelphia Flyers Hockey jerseys on stage for this Philly performance. The Spectrum was home to the Philadelphia Flyers for many years.
Below is an audience audio from the concert.
Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, Bernie Leadon, and Don Felder
Glenn Frey and Bernie Leadon
Glenn Frey, Bernie Leadon, and Don Felder
The Spectrum concert
Includes “Midnight Flyer” (47:35) and “Too Many Hands” (1:00:38)
(There is a long pause after Midnight Flyer before the next song starts.)
Newspaper ads for Philadelphia Spectrum concert
Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA) – Apr. 20, 1975
Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA) – May 4, 1975
“But then, a group like the Eagles will perform there, and — as they did Saturday night — turn the reverberant sports palace into something akin to a recording studio, and a highly vociferous audience demanded not one, but two encores.”
Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA) – May 19, 1975
“Flesh out the sound with Randy Meisner, a thumping bassman and a voice as choir-boy clear as Traffic’s Stevie Winwood.”
The News Journal (Wilmington, DE) – May 23, 1975