New York City is known for many things, but Madison Square Garden might be the most important attraction of them all, even giving the Empire State Building a run for its relevancy. The city’s grandest entertainment venue has been holding down Pennsylvania Plaza since 1968, but you can actually trace its origins as far back as the late 1800s. In the time since then, many classic music moments have went down there and left lasting memories. Let’s put it like this: if those walls could talk, they’d be singing all types of tunes.
In celebration of NYC’s landmark for entertainment, we take a walk down memory lane — well, more like the halls of the arena — to reflect on some of those moments. From hippy love to hip-hop heroes, the Garden has been the breeding ground for it all. Keep reading to see why it’s not uncommon for 20,000 seats to be filled in a given night.Click to start the list