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21 February 1997 (USA) See more »
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In August 1970 600,000 fans flocked to the Isle of Wight to witness the third and final festival to be held on the island... See more » | Add synopsis »
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worth watching for the music alone See more (20 total) »

Cast

 

Ian Anderson ... Himself (Jethro Tull)

Joan Baez ... Herself
Martin Barre ... Himself (Lead guitarist, Jethro Tull)
John Bonham ... Himself
Clive Bunker ... Himself (Drummer, Jethro Tull)
Chick Churchill ... Himself (Ten Years After)

Leonard Cohen ... Himself
Billy Cox ... Himself (Jimi Hendrix's Bassist)

Roger Daltrey ... Himself (The Who)

Miles Davis ... Himself

John Densmore ... Himself (The Doors)

Donovan ... Himself
The Doors ... Themselves
Graeme Edge ... Himself (The Moody Blues)
Emerson Lake and Palmer ... Themselves
Keith Emerson ... Himself (Emerson, Lake and Palmer)

John Entwistle ... Himself (The Who)
Ricki Farr ... Himself - Master of Ceremonies
Andy Fraser ... Himself (Free)
Free ... Themselves
Rory Gallagher ... Himself (Lead guitarist, Taste)
Justin Hayward ... Himself (The Moody Blues)

Jimi Hendrix ... Himself (archive footage)

Jethro Tull ... Themselves
Simon Kirke ... Himself (Free)
Paul Kossoff ... Himself (Free)

Robby Krieger ... Himself (The Doors)

Kris Kristofferson ... Himself
Greg Lake ... Himself (Emerson, Lake and Palmer)
Alvin Lee ... Himself (Ten Years After)
Ric Lee ... Himself (Ten Years After)
John Lodge ... Himself (The Moody Blues)
Leo Lyons ... Himself (Ten Years After)

Ray Manzarek ... Himself (The Doors)
Richard McCracken ... Himself (Bass, Taste).
John Mitchell ... Himself (Jimi Hendrix's Drummer) (as Mitch Mitchell)

Joni Mitchell ... Herself
The Moody Blues ... Themselves

Keith Moon ... Himself (The Who)

Jim Morrison ... Himself (The Doors)
Carl Palmer ... Himself (Emerson, Lake and Palmer)
Michael Pinder ... Himself (The Moody Blues) (as Mike Pinder)

Paul Rodgers ... Himself (Free)

John Sebastian ... Himself
Taste ... Themselves
Ray Thomas ... Himself (The Moody Blues)

Tiny Tim ... Himself

Pete Townshend ... Himself (The Who)

The Who ... Themselves
John Wilson ... Himself (Drummer, Taste)
Ten Years After ... Themselves

Directed by
Murray Lerner 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Murray Lerner 

Produced by
Malcolm Gerrie .... executive producer: Initial
Geoff Kempin .... executive producer: Castle Communications
Murray Lerner .... producer
Avril MacRory .... executive producer: BBC
Rocky Oldham .... executive producer: Initial
 
Film Editing by
Greg Sheldon (performance sequences)
Stanley Warnow  (as Stan Warnow)
Einar Westerlund 
 
Production Management
Laurie Horsley .... post-production supervisor (as Lori Horsley)
 
Sound Department
Greg Bailey .... sound recordist
Margaret Crimmins .... supervising sound editor
Rick Dior .... sound re-recording mixer
Ron Geesin .... sound recordist
Gareth Haywood .... sound recordist
Paul Hsu .... assistant sound editor
Mike Lax .... sound recordist
Garth Marshall .... sound recordist
Mike McDuffie .... sound recordist
Colin Richards .... sound recordist
Ivan Sharrock .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Branczik .... assistant camera
Andy Carchrae .... camera operator
John Davey .... assistant camera
Jimmy Dibling .... assistant camera (as Jimmy Dibbling)
Julian Harvey .... assistant camera
Jack Hazan .... camera operator
Nicholas D. Knowland .... camera operator (as Nic Knowland)
Norman G. Langley .... camera operator (as Norman Langley)
Murray Lerner .... camera operator
John Metcalfe .... assistant camera
Peter Rowe .... assistant camera
Richard Stanley .... camera operator
Charles Stewart .... camera operator
Ivan Strasburg .... assistant camera (as Ivan Strasbourg)
Tic Ticnor .... assistant camera
John Wellard .... assistant camera (as John Welland)
Mike Whittaker .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Jennifer Cox .... apprentice editor
Benjamin Darling .... assistant editor
Nick Dibeneditto .... negative matcher (as Nick DiBeneditto)
Noah Lerner .... assistant editor
Anne McCabe .... assistant editor
Jay Tilin .... on-line editor
Vincent Villandi .... colorist
Jerome Wallin .... assistant editor (as Jerome M. Wallin)
 
Other crew
Bill Baldwin .... consultant: avid (as Billy Baldwin)
Cathy Carapella .... clearance: Diamond Time
Morton 'Tim' Fry .... legal affairs
Jeremy Gawade .... legal affairs
Robert H. Montgomery Jr. .... legal affairs
Judi O'Brian .... legal affairs
Alex Panagakis .... publicist
Judy Richter .... consultant: avid
Robert Rosenberg .... program associate
 
Thanks
Lucas Church .... special thanks
Alan Douglas .... special thanks
Andy Frain .... special thanks
Donal Gallagher .... special thanks
Judith Lerner .... special thanks
Alistair Norbury .... special thanks
Jenny Pollitt .... special thanks (as Jenny Pollit)
Mark Polyocan .... special thanks
Keith Robinson .... special thanks
Jeff Rosen .... special thanks
Daihei Shiohama .... special thanks
Andy Ward .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Message of Love: The Isle of Wight Festival: The Movie" - USA (video title)
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127 min
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Trivia:
Kris Kristofferson performed twice during the festival. The footage of him performing "Me and Bobby McGee" was from his first performance.See more »
Quotes:
Rikki Farr: Himself (Master of Ceremonies):[shouts at audience] We put this festival on you bastards, with a lot of love we worked for one year for you pigs and you wanna break our walls down and you wanna destroy it? Well go to hell!See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
worth watching for the music alone, 23 May 2004
Author: didi-5 from United Kingdom

If you're hesitating about seeing this, then stop, decide you're going to, and seek out this movie record of the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival. The roll call of acts is breathtaking: top of the tree we have The Who, The Doors, and Hendrix, then we have Jethro Tull, Leonard Cohen, Ten Years After, Free, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Taste, Joni Mitchell, Donovan, and, er, Tiny Tim.

Otherwise we see something of the atmosphere of the festival away from the main stages, focusing on the attendees and the organisers, and this is also interesting. But it is the music which draws you, with fantastic sound recording and up close filming of these wonderful acts. So many of these people have passed on during the 1970s, 80s, 90s: so good to have a permanent record on film of their work. Is it a better film than 'Woodstock'? It's a close call.

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