Bob Dylan at the Isle of Wight Festival 1969

Bill Bradshaw, Ray Foulk

In 1969, Bob Dylan turned down his invitation to Woodstock. He opted instead to make his first pre-announced concert performance in more than three years at the Isle of Wight Festival of Music, off England's southern coast. This is the story of that extraordinary festival in the English Channel - and Dylan's huge part in it - 50 years ago.
Date Published :
July 2019
Publisher :
Medina Publishing
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781909339385
Pages : 176
Dimensions : 9 X 8 inches
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Overview
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When Richie Havens walked on to the Woodstock stage at Bethel, NY, on August 15, 1969, he led a star-studded roster of talent at an event that captivated a generation... But someone, something, was missing. The event was planned in New York State and given the name of Bob Dylan's home town in a bid to entice the reclusive star to add the ultimate artistic credence to the event. Dylan refused and opted, instead, to make his first pre-announced concert performance in more than three years at the Isle of Wight Festival of Music, off England's southern coast. This is the story of that extraordinary festival in the English Channel - and Dylan's huge part in it - 50 years ago.

About The Author
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Bill Bradshaw is an award-winning Fleet Street journalist and editor. He was UK Sports Journalist of the Year and Britain's Sports Reporter of the Year for his Sunday People investigation into football corruption. He was assistant editor at both the Daily Express and Sunday Mirror and associate sports editor at The Observer. After moving to the Isle of Wight County Press as Features Editor, he helped the All Wight Now group organise a 50th anniversary celebration in 2018 to mark the inaugural 1968 Island Festival.

Ray Foulk is a renowned curator and author on French Art Deco masters and twentieth century decorative art, and has also written on the 1960s counterculture and rock festivals. He is also an award winning environmental architect, Ray lives and works in Oxford, near his four grown up children and grandchildren.

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