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SHANKLIN ISLE OF WIGHT 1962 POSTCARD | by star1950
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SHANKLIN ISLE OF WIGHT 1962 POSTCARD

 

A postcard from the Isle of Wight in 1962.

The Isle of Wight Festival could describe several events, but usually the term refers to one very large rock festival that took place near Afton Down, West Wight in 1970, following two smaller concerts in 1968 and 1969. The 1970 show was notable both for being one of the last public performances by Jimi Hendrix and for the number of attendees reaching, by many estimates, 600,000 (despite only 50,000 tickets being sold), and overtaking the attendance at Woodstock in the previous year. The Festival was revived in 2002 and is now an annual event, with other, smaller musical events of many different genres across the Island becoming associated with it.

From my personal collection.

  

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Taken on January 2, 2008