Isle of Wight Festival: Message to Love: 1970
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Isle of Wight Festival: Message to Love: 1970
For about a year after the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in 1969, it seemed as though everyone wanted to stage a rock festival. However, The Rolling Stones' disastrous Altamont free concert (documented in the film Gimme Shelter) forever tarnished the image of the rock festival in the U.S., while in Europe, the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival was fortunately less deadly than Altamont, but nearly as controversial. Staged by two men with greater ambitions than practical experience (not unlike Woodstock), the festival was held on a small island off the British coast, where some of the finest rock… More
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" important anthropological and historical record of a moment in our cultural history"
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"The music's power dominates."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"What a concert!"
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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