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As all that is solid melts to air and everything holy is profaned...

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Free Festivals 1970- 1992

Have you ever been experienced?

Have you ever watched the sunrise from the bottom of the sea?

Not necessarily stoned but beautiful.

Patti Smith just done a version of song - Are You Experienced: Jimi Hendrix: 1967 - on her new album.

The Hendrix link is that Jimi played Isle of Wight in 1970. Nik Turner was in front of the stage resting his chin on it, his face painted silver and his eyes shining bright. Jimi dedicated a song to "the cat with the silver face" ... Nik Turner went on to help Big Steve 'disorganise' the later (post 1980) Stonehenge Free Festivals... which, after 1985/86, Big Steve reckons mutated into the first 'acid house' raves... which led to Castlemorton in 1992.

I have written 5500 words (well 2000 or so, most just cut and paste) on festivals from Isle of Wight 1970, through Windsor 1972-74 , Stonehenge 1974 -1984 and Castlemorton 1992.

Way too long. So here are some photos instead - of Isle of Wight 1970 , Stonehenge 1984 and Castlemorton 1992

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