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ISLE of WIGHT
MUSIC FESTIVAL
1970

The 1970 Isle of Wight Festival was held on August 26 - 31, 1970. It was held on West Afton Down an area on the Western side of the Isle of Wight. It was the last of three consecutive music festivals to take place on the island between 1968 and 1970. It was widely acknowledged as the largest musical event of its time (until Summer Jam at Watkins Glen in 1973), greater than the attendance of Live Aid, Woodstock and Rock in Rio. The Guinness Book of Records has cited its attendance as 600,000 - the revellers outnumbering the 100,000 residents by six to one. Wonderous tales of this 1970, 5 day festival, with it's huge impressive line-up, are still discussed today, but the event caused so much stress to the islanders, that future festivals on the island were banned and it was 32 years before the next festival would be held on the Isle Of Wight. On a sad note, it is also remembered for Jimi Hendrix, who played his last gig there on Sunday 30th August (2am Aug 31st), tragically 18 days later, September 18th, he was pronounced dead.

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Wednesday 26th:
Judas Jump
'Jumping Jack Flash'
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Kathy Smith
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Rosalie Sorrels
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David Bromberg
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Redbone
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Kris Kristofferson
'Blame It On The Stones'
Didn't go down well, he appeared again at the week-end
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Mighty Baby

'India'
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Thursday 27th:
Gary Farr
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Supertramp
"All Along The Watchtower"
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Andy Roberts
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Everyone
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Howl
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Black Widow
'Come to the Sabbat'
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Groundhogs
"Eccentric Man"
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Terry Reid
"To Be Alone With You"
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Gilberto Gil and Gaentano Veloso
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Friday 28th:
Fairfield Parlour
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Arrival
"Hard Road"
"Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye"
"Sit Down And Float"
"Not Right Now"
"See The Lord"

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Lighthouse
"Hey Jude"
"Give Peace A Chance"
"Chest Fever"
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Rory Gallagher ~ Taste
What's Going On
Sugar Mama
Morning Sun
Sinner Boy
I Feel So Good
Catfish
Gambling Blues
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Tony Joe White
"Boom Boom"
"Groupy Girl"
"Polk Salad Annie"
"Save Your Sugar For Me"
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Chicago
"Only The Beginning"
Does Anybody Know What Time It Really Is"
"Mother"
"25 or 6 to 4"
"I'm a Man"
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Family
"Procession"
"A Song For Me"
"Drowned in Wine"
"Bad New"
"The Weaver's Answer",

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Procol Harum
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The Voices of East Harlem
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Cactus.

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Saturday 29th:
John Sebastian
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Shawn Phillips
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Lighthouse
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Joni Mitchell
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Tiny Tim
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Miles Davis
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Ten Years After
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Emerson, Lake and Palmer
1. The Barbarian
2. Take A Pebble
3. Pictures At An Exhibition
Promenade
The Gnome
Promenade
Hut Of Baba Yaga
The Curse Of Baba Yaga
Hut Of Baba Yaga
4. Rondo
5. Nutrocker
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The Doors
1. B
ack Door Man
2. Break On Through
3. When the Music's Over
4. Ship of Fools
5. Roudhouse Blues
6. Light My Fire
7. The End/Across the Sea/Away In India/ Crossroads/Wake Up/The End

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The Who
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Melanie
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Sly and the Family Stone
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Mungo Jerry were there but decided not to play
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Tiny Tim with Islanders Cas Caswell-bass, Jack Richards-drums

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Sunday 30th:
Good News
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Kris Kristofferson
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Ralph McTell
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Heaven
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Free
"Ride on a Pony"
"Woman"
"The Stealer"
"Be My Friend"
"Mr. Big"
"Fire and Water"
"I'm a Mover"
"The Hunter"
"All Right Now"
"Crossroads"
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Donovan
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Pentangle
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Moody Blues
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Jethro Tull
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Jimi Hendrix
(on stage at 2am Aug 31st)
"Message to
Love" /
"God Save the Queen"
"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
"Spanish Castle Magic"
"All Along the Watch Tower"
"Voodoo Chile"
"Freedom"
"Machine Gun"
"Dolly Dagger"
"Red House"
"In from the Storm"
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Joan Baez
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Leonard Cohen
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Richie Havens
"Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child"
"Freedom"
"Hare Krishna"
"Here Comes the Sun" sung at sunrise
He ended the Fest with
"Run, Shaker, Life"
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Hawkwind and the Pink Fairies played in Phun City inflatable marquee outside the main arena throughout the festival.
They played till Monday night.

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