In its heyday, the stadium attracted the world’s best musical artists. The Beatles played at Forest Hills Stadium in August 1964. In July 1967, Jimi Hendrix opened for The Monkees.
The Supremes played the stadium that year, as did Joan Baez and Simon and Garfunkel, Hall & Oates, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Linda Ronstadt, The Who, The Lovin’ Spoonful and The Four Tops.
Forest Hills Tennis Stadium
69th Ave & Dartmouth St
Queens New York 11375
Simon and Garfunkel … local regulars at FH Stadium
I saw Simon and Garfunkel in concert at Forest Hills in 1967 , 1968 and 1969 . They had the audience in the palm of their hands . I do not recall the opening acts in 68 and 69 , but in 1967 it was newcomers, The Doors , doing a 15 minute version of ” Light My Fire ” … almost getting booed off the stage . Also saw a young Olivia Newton John there around 1977 …what great seats I got at Ticketron for that show . Can anyone fill in some of the countless other show dates at that great venue ? Long since gone now , but after the shows , Regents Row on Lefferts Blvd . was the place to go for a drink or great burgers . .