The June 1976 JFK Stadium concert bill topped by Yes and Peter Frampton was the first of the long-gone venue's rock-'n'-roll mega-shows, but it was neither the last nor the most historic. Other memorable musical events included:
Live Aid, July 1985
Any discussion of music at JFK has to begin with the American part of the three-city (London and Sydney, Australia) charity event held to raise money for Ethiopian famine relief.
While London's Wembley Stadium hosted Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Phil Collins, the Who, U2 and Queen, South Philly welcomed Madonna (then arguably the world's biggest pop star), Eric Clapton, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, the Cars and Patti LaBelle, not to mention reunions by Led Zeppelin (with Collins, who flew to New York on the Concorde, then by helicopter to JFK, filling in for Zep's late drummer, John Bonham), Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.