Bob Dylan

Sunday, August 31, 1969. Bob Dylan was by far the biggest draw at the Isle of Wight Festival and his appearance, backed by The Band, was one of the first after his near-fatal motorcycle accident.

The program ran late because there were too many people with special passes to the so-called press enclosure. The organizers tried to clear the area without much success and eventually the press were sitting on each other's laps. Fortunately, I had a friend with a folding chair and a clear view of the stage, but the concert ended shortly after midnight; Dylan had been on the stage for just one hour.