Today in Music August 26, 1970 – The Isle of Wight Festival opens….later Leonard Cohen quells the crowd!
On Thursday August 26, 1970, a few weeks before I would leave home to go to school at the University of Florida, across the pond on the Isle of Wight the last, for a long time, Isle of Wight Festival opened! Here’s what promoter said on the Monday morning after the festival….
“This is the last festival, enough is enough , it began as a beautiful dream but it has got out of control and become a monster. ”