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Release Date:
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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Murray Lerner interview 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)
Zal Yanovsky ... Himself
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
Michael Lax .... sound recordist (as Mike Lax)
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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Runtime:
127 min
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Trivia:
This was the first major appearance of Emerson Lake and Palmer.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 »
Soundtrack:
The EndSee more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Murray Lerner interview, 29 July 2005
Author: Gregg Wager (greggwager@hotmail.com) from United States

I have perused the comments here and must say I have very little to add. Then again, I have to have a minimum of 10 lines here, or this comment won't get posted. Obviously, if you have taken the time to find this film and watched it, you are intelligent enough to pick up on all the nuances that a filmmaker like Murray Lerner puts into a project like this (as the comments here reflect). With all the shortcomings of the era being shown in full detail, we still have to also admit that the music then was great, and maybe even wish that music today could be so good. Then again, you can only invent a musical language once, and the process of doing it will always be remembered more fondly than when the music continues without the same degree of innovation. The issues of the 1960s may have lost their gravitas today, but hopefully a film like Message to Love might reveal a failure of methodolgy, not of purpose, and perhaps even allow us to remember that Vietnam and the assassinations of JFK, MLK and RFK were among the most important events this country has ever faced--which might be why the music was also so timely and good. If you want some more information, I did an interview with Murray Lerner:

"Murray Lerner's Film: Message to Love: the Isle of Wight Music Festival 1970. An Interview by Gregg Wager." Doors Collectors Magazine. Ed. Kerry Humphreys. Apr.-Oct. 1997: 11-15.

It's no longer available online, but ask me about it and I might be able to get you a copy.

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