Aug. 11, 1985: Newspapers often sent several photographers to cover big arts and entertainment events, and this concert featuring Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band certainly would require them. At the time, the 64,000-plus fans combined for the biggest concert ever at Three Rivers Stadium, meriting a front-page story in the Pittsburgh Press the following morning.
Of the four-hour concert, music reviewer Peter B. King wrote, “Springsteen fronts the best band in rock ‘n’ roll. And I do mean rock ‘n’ roll, as opposed to rock, fusion or heavy metal. We’re talking three-chord music that’s unrefined and unpolluted – direct and immediate as a punch in the gut.”
(Photo by Marlene Karas, Pittsburgh Press)