Isle Of Wight Festival

East Afton Farm, Freshwater, Isle Of Wight, England
August 26-30, 1970
Early articles stated that James Taylor, Cat Mother & The All-Night News Boys, and Mungo Jerry were to appear, but they cancelled.
Fuddy-duddys in Parliment didn't hide their dislike, passing the "Isle of Wight Act." No more groups of 5,000+ people on the island (until 2002).

Wednesday, Aug 26
Judas Jump
Kathy Smith
Rosalie Sorrels
David Bromberg
Kris Kristofferson
Mighty Baby

Thursday, Aug 27
Gary Farr
Andy Roberts' Everyone
Black Widow
The Groundhogs
Terry Reid
Gilberto Gil & Caetano Veloso

Friday, Aug 28
Fairfield Parlour
Tony Joe White
Procol Harum
The Voices of East Harlem

Saturday, Aug 29
John Sebastian (Zally made a surprise guest appearance)
Shawn Phillips
Joni Mitchell
Tiny Tim
Miles Davis
Ten Years After
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
The Doors
The Who
Sly & The Family Stone

Sunday, Aug 30
Melanie (at dawn)
Good News
Kris Kristofferson
Ralph McTell
Donovan & Open Road
The Moody Blues
Jethro Tull
Jimi Hendrix
Joan Baez
Leonard Cohen & The Army
Richie Havens

The First Great Rock Festivals Of The Seventies: Isle Of Wight & Atlanta Pop Festival
Columbia G3X 30805
9/71 BB [UK: 11/71]
Back Cover

Record One: Atlanta Pop Festival
Side One
Johnny Winter And Mean Mistreater 5:48
Poco Kind Woman 5:14
  Grand Junction 3:26
The Chambers Brothers Love, Peace And Happiness 4:18
The Allman Brothers Band Statesboro Blues 4:20
Side Two
The Allman Brothers Band Whipping Post 5:02
Mountain Stormy Monday 19:32
Record Two: Isle Of Wight
Side Three
Sly & The Family Stone Stand!/You Can Make It If You Try 10:14
Cactus No Need To Worry/Parchman Farm 9:39
David Bromberg Mr. Bojangles 5:48
Side Four
Ten Years After I Can't Keep From Cryin' Sometimes 19:13
Procol Harum Salty Dog 5:11
Record Three: Isle Of Wight
Side Five
Leonard Cohen Tonight Will Be Fine 6:50
Jimi Hendrix Power To Love/Midnight Lightning/Foxy Lady 15:11
Side Six
Kris Kristofferson Blame It On The Stones/The Pilgrim - Chapter 33 6:46
Miles Davis Call It Anythin' 17:30

Note: Most of these recordings are edited (5 minute Whipping Post?), many CDs have been issued—check artist links

Relive Isle Of Wight
The Who, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and The Doors (among many others) have released CDs and/or DVDs of their performance. Too many to list here.


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