The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones are one of the most famous rock bands of all time, and by the time frontmen and songwriters Mick Jagger and Keith Richards arrived in Stockholm with their band in the summer of 1995, they had been entertaining the world for more than three decades.
The band’s heyday may have been over, but the adoration from the audience was still the same. When the British stars performed at the Stockholm Stadium on the 3rd of June 1995, the 35,200 fans present cheered everything from Satisfaction to Start Me Up. The Olympic arena from 1912 has never had such a large audience. Stockholm Stadium’s architect Torben Grut was probably smiling down from his heaven. His wish was for his masterpiece to become the people’s arena.
The Rolling Stones’ encore that evening was Jumpin’ Jack Flash, and the rock ‘n roll music made the entire arena, built by handmade bricks from Helsingborg, vibrate to the beats of a new era.
On the 30th of August 1945, the atmosphere at the Stockholm Stadium was ecstatic as Nora-Anna broke her third world record in the 800 meters with a time of 2:13.8.
For a few weeks in the summer of 1975, Anders Gärderud was on top form and managed to fulfil everyone’s expectations.
In the summer of 1942, Hägg broke ten world records in 80 days! One of these world records took place at the Stockholm Stadium on the 17th of July 1942.
On the 14th of August 1940, Henry Kälarne, fireman and athlete, set a new world record in 3,000 metres at Stockholm Stadium.