June 12, 1976: The BiCentential Concert at JFK Stadium featuring YES, Peter Frampton & Gary Wright was one of the largest concerts in Philadelphia history.
Chris Squire was once asked what his most memorable concert ever was. His response: “I suppose the most memorable show we did there was in ’76, when they had the 200-year Independence Day celebration, and we, we played on that day in the JFK Stadium, which has since been pulled down, actually, but I believe it was the largest-ever actually enclosed gig that there ever was. We had a little help from Peter Frampton, who was doing very well at the time, to fill it out. But yeah, There was 130,000 people there.”
In 2002, The City of Philadelphia declared August 8, 2002 YES Day in Philadelphia. At that time, YES had sold out more shows in than any other act in Philadelphia history.
SET LIST and VINTAGE 1976 VIDEO
I’ve Seen All Good People
The Gates of Delirium
Long Distance Runaround
Keyboard Solo, Harp Solo
Heart of the Sunrise
Ritual (Nous Sommes du Soleil)
I’m Down (Beatles cover)