The WHO – ” Live At The Isle Of Wight ” 1969

Posted: October 2, 2022 in MUSIC

The 1969 Isle of Wight Festival was held on 29th–31st August 1969 at Wootton Creek, on the Isle of Wight. The festival attracted an audience of approximately 150,000 to see acts including Bob Dylan, the Band, the Who, Free, Joe Cocker, the Bonzo Dog Band and the Moody Blues. It was the second of three music festivals held on the island between 1968 and 1970. Organised by Rikki Farr, Ronnie and Ray Foulk’s Fiery Creations, it became a legendary event, largely owing to the participation of Dylan, who had spent the previous three years in semi-retirement. 

The Who presented their standard set at that time, which included the rock opera “Tommy”, as they had recently released that album and were touring in support of it. The group had just returned from a tour of the United States, where they had performed at Woodstock about two weeks earlier. They opened with “Heaven and Hell”, followed by “I Can’t Explain”, “Fortune Teller”, “Young Man Blues”, and then performed the opera nearly in full, finishing up with “Summertime Blues”, “Shakin’ All Over”/”Spoonful” and two tracks as the encore: “My Generation” and the finale of “Naked Eye”

Personnel:
Roger Daltrey: Vocals
Pete Townshend: Guitar, Vocals
John Entwistle – bass, Vocals
Keith Moon: Drums

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