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Dylan's presence was by far the biggest draw and his appearance, backed by The Band , was one of the first after his motorcycle accident. He is described as looking nervous by some spectators, but this was probably understandable given the change in direction he had taken with the new album and the recuperation from a major trauma which had affected his voice. There was a two hour wait after Richie Havens left the stage before The Band took to the stage and Dylkan only played one hour, which was a huge disappointment
UPSETS FANS IN U.S.
AMERICA is "up in arms" over Bob Dylan's forthcoming Festival appearance at the Isle of Wight! Raymond Foulk, of promoters Fiery Creations Ltd, who flew back with the Dylan contract from the States last weekend, told the MM on Monday: "The Americans are a bit upset at Dylan appearing in Britain and not in the States. We have already had many applications from America for tickets, and some people are chartering planes to fly over specially for the concert."
Raymond Foulk also discounted rumours that Dylan might appear in a Hyde Park concert while here. "We hold the rights for the exclusive appearance of Dylan," he said. "Any rumours that he might appear in Hyde Park are false."
Meanwhile, ticket applications for the Isle of Wight Festival have been flooding in. Says Raymond Foulk: 'We had 5,000 requests for tickets after the press story last week."
It is expected that at least 100,000
people will attend the event. Bob Dylan and the Band will appear on Sunday evening,
August 31. But the afternoon's attractions start at 2 pm through to 6 pm and
star Ritchie Havens, Tom Paxton, Pentangle, Julie Felix, Liverpool Scene, Indo-Jazz
Fusions and Gary Farr - brother of Rikki Farr, who will compere.
Tickets for Sunday afternoon and evening cost £2. Tickets for Saturday cost 25s. A season covering the two days costs £2 lOs. A huge marquee is being erected on the Festival site at Woodside Bay, near Ryde, just five minutes from the beach. Special boats are being laid on from Southampton, Bournemouth and Southsea
New songs for Britain: 200,000 fans expected
Bob Dylan is writing special material
for his historic Festival appearance at the Isle Of Wight on Sunday, August
31. And it is "more than likely" that his next LP will feature tracks
recorded "live" during the event - which is acting like a magnet for
artists and fans from all parts of the world.
When Dylan arrives for "D-Day," he will he bringing in a retinue of some 300 American pressmen and photographers. And he personally is likely to stay on the Isle of Wight for at least five days "He has fallen in love with the place from a colour movie he saw" added the spokesman.
DYLAN DUE TODAY
BOB DYLAN arrives in Britain to-day (Thursday)!
He was due to fly into London at 2 am this morning and will go direct to the Isle of Wight where a 17th century manor house has been put at his disposal.
Dylan's arrival brings a sigh of relief for Fiery Creations the organisers of the Isle of Wight Festival where Dylan stars over Bank Holiday weekend. Last Friday, his wife Sarah and son Jesse were due to sail for Britain from New York. Jesse was taken ill and the ship's doctor advised the parents to get him to hospital. They left the ship. The boy has since recovered and is expected to accompany Bob and Sarah on their flight.
You can view many great photos of Dylan at IOW 69 ( as well as most of the other acts )here at Robert Ellis's photo site
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A portion of Dylans set is now available on DVD - not a legit release .
4 Reel productions is the "distributor ". The portions we have seen feature very poor camerawork, constant zooming and movement. for completists only....
She Belongs To Me
Bootleg CD cover of Dylans set
This still from the Dylan DVD shows that the quality is not the best, although one would expect the DVD looks better than Youtube footage
Backstage with Sarah .
Courtesy Richard McMillan