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bluelover73 wrote:I LOVE this DVD so much! That time period is just so magical in their history. I can never watch these promo videos nor the whole concert enough. Oh to have been there! But it probably would have been a bit scary..a crowd that big! What's so amazing too is the equipment that they are using. How in the world did it all work so well? Magical is the word!
Katie wrote:Well, darn! I found these and thought I could see them, but every one of them has been disabled by Eagle Rock. I guess they want to sell some DVDs. :)
Dee wrote:I've often heard the members of the band talk about the Isle of Wight Concert, but have never seen these video clips. What an expansive venue and it's just a sea of people!! I think this event was even bigger than Woodstock! Thanks for sharing.
The 1970 event was by far the largest and most famous 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 & 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 passing the "Isle of Wight Act" preventing gatherings of more than 5,000 people on the island without a special licence.
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