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The 1970 Isle of Wight Festival. 26th - 30th August 1970. 


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This new batch of photos courtesy Roy Bowen !

    During the day I decided to go to front of the press enclosure to see if I could take any photographs, In the picture you can see Pentangle playing their set, but with regard to the picture below I can't remember who this is, (any ideas?)

    During my visit to the front of the stage, I remember passing a guy dressed in a Top Hat, long overcoat (think Slash from and Roses) carrying a tray like the ones used in the cinema to sell ice cream, a very unusual sight for a 17 year old boy from the valleys. I can only assume he was selling drugs but I think he would have made more money selling ice cream as it was such a hot day.

During Jethro Tull's sound check I went to the front of the stage for a closer look and maybe the photograph above is of them .

          

    This photograph shows a crowd scene during a playing of Amazing Grace, when the whole of the crowd would rise to its feet and raise both hands in the Peace sign. Even now, I still feel the hairs on the back of my neck rise when I hear this song.
    The main musical highlights for me on the Saturday were the Doors, and one of my favourite groups the Who, who played for hours on Saturday night. And who will ever forget seeing the sun raising on the Sunday morning listening to Melanie.

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