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Isle of Wight Pop Festival 1968

REF NR: 1029

1. A small  bronze medal should be struck and presented to all the survivors of the Isle of Wight Pop Festival. They're the brave men and women who trailed across the wild hinterland of that cursed isle on Saturday to see Jefferson Airplane, the Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Move and many more migratory groups. The Festival wasn't badly organised. It wasn't organised at all. Until a few days before hand when Portsmouth promoter Ricky Farr was called in to make a few essential arrangements like mowing the field of barley where it was due to be held. And digging a trench which was to be the latrines for 7,000 people.


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