R.I.P. Spectrum - Beloved stadium and old friend, 1967-2010 It may be difficult for many people in the Philadelphia/New Jersey/Delaware Valley area to truly and fully connect with what the Spectrum has meant to the area over the last 43 years. When it opened in the Fall of 1967, it was a 17,000-seat, state-of-the-art marvel. It was palace and it was a fortress. It was not only the new home of the NHL expansion team, the Philadelphia Flyers; the Spectrum hosted concerts, NBA basketball for the 76ers, the circus, Icecapades, professional boxing and wrestling and more. It saw six Stanley Cup Finals, including the Flyers hoisting their first Cup, as well as four NBA finals. It saw greats like Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and repeated visits from local favorites Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen. "When I was just 10 yrs. old I went to the Elvis concert in May of 1977 at the Philadelphia Spectrum with a friend also 10 at the time. Acting our age, we snuck very close to the stage
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Broadway and pop veteran Darlene Love will appear with the Broadway cast of Million Dollar Quartet for a special encore Dec. 9 at the Nederlander Theatre. Love, who has appeared on Broadway in Hairspray, Leader of the Pack, Carrie and Grease, is well known for her hits "He's a Rebel," "Today I Met the Boy I'm Gonna Marry" and "Christmas Baby Please Come Home." Love will join the cast on stage for a post-performance encore. Recently, Million Dollar Quartet has welcomed Ray Benson, Lesley Gore, Jerry Lee Lewis and Melissa Etheridge for special encore events. Million Dollar Quartet leads Eddie Clendening, Lance Guest, Tony Award winner Levi Kreis and Rob Lyons, who all appeared in the Chicago cast, re-create their work for Broadway audiences. Kreis portrays Lewis, Clendening plays Elvis Presley, Guest is Johnny Cash, and Lyons is Carl Perkins.
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Elvis Presley's 1970 Mercedes-Benz 600 Saloon Limousine Registration no. 10001212001469 Chassis no. 10098012001547 Estimate: £150,000 - 200,000 Footnote: 'In an age when flaunting your wealth wasn't a crime, the 600 was the automotive equivalent of Monaco. It's a masterpiece of engineering, a quantum leap over its opposition, and redefines the word opulence.' - Classic & Sportscar magazine. By the commencement of the 1960s, Mercedes-Benz's ever-expanding model range was lacking in only one department: a super prestige saloon to rival the Grosser Mercedes of the past. This gap was filled in September 1963 with the appearance at the Frankfurt International Motor Show of the all-new 600. Representing state-of-the-art automotive engineering in just about every department, the supremely well-equipped newcomer featured an overhead-camshaft, fuel-injected, 6.3-litre V8 engine - Mercedes' first - air suspension with