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HINTON, Brian. Nights in Wight Satin: An Illustrated History of the Isle of Wight Pop Festivals.

(Newport, Isle of Wight): Isle of Wight Cultural Services Department, 1990.  First edition.  Quarto. 72 pages.  Scarce, and cool history of the the Isle of Wight Pop Festivals.  The festivals were held as the UK’s answer to the already mythical 1967 Monterey Festival.  The events showcased the cream of the San Francisco groups, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, and Dylan’s first paid performance following his motorbike accident.  The 1970 event was by far the largest of these early festivals; indeed it was said at the time to be one of the largest human gatherings in the world, with estimates of over 600,000, surpassing the attendance at Woodstock. Included in the line-up of over fifty performers were Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, The Doors, The Who, Lighthouse, Ten Years After, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Joni Mitchell, The Moody Blues, Melanie, Donovan, Gilberto Gil, Free, Chicago, Richie Havens, John Sebastian, Leonard Cohen, Jethro Tull, Taste and Tiny Tim. The unexpectedly high attendance levels led, in 1971, to Parliament preventing overnight open-air gatherings of more than 5,000 people on the island without a special licence from the council. The volume is illustrated throughout.  A very good copy in stapled wrappers.

 

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