Rugged up.

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  1. A Car And A Room And A Room And A Room says:

    Waiting for Bob. 2nd Isle of Wight Festival, 31 August 1969.

  2. Kwai Chang says:

    Wight Rain is falling down
    Dylan said this place was a mess
    and why he thought such gatherings missed the point
    (of communal bliss)
    doesn’t everyone need a mud bath at least once while
    blowing in the wind?
    Okay, forget the weather
    and just pay the Zimmer

  3. wiki:

    “On Saturday, 30 August, the day before Dylan was to take the stage, Harrison’s fellow Beatles John Lennon and Ringo Starr arrived on the island, along with Keith Richards and Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones, and Eric Clapton. Also seated in the sealed-off VIP area in front of the stage would be Beatle wives Pattie Harrison, Yoko Ono and Maureen Starkey, together with celebrities such as Liz Taylor, Richard Burton, Jane Fonda, Fran├žoise Hardy, Roger Vadim, Syd Barrett, Donald Cammell, Elton John and others.

  4. Montagu Square says:

    Hmmm …. Donald Cammell was there? Has this been confirmed? Does anyone know how the Beatles travelled to and from the destination, as a matter of interest?

  5. more factoids:

    Dylan took to the stage at around 11pm and played for just under an hour.

    “We went to the Dylan show, and if there had been a jam, we would have got up. It was killed before it happened. It was so late by the time he got on. We would have jammed if it had been earlier. The crowd was dying on their feet by the time he got on.” – John Lennon

    Following the concert, the three Beatles returned to Dylan’s rented farmhouse where they gave him a pre-release copy of Abbey Road. They also invited him to return to the mainland the following day in Apple’s rented helicopter.

    “I went with him and The Beatles to the farmhouse where he was clearly in a merry mood because he had felt it had gone so well… The Beatles had brought a test pressing of Abbey Road and we listened to it and had quite a party.” – Tom Paxton

  6. Alex of Bronx says:

    Does anyone know why Paul was not there ?

  7. Paul was probably busy. Mary was born only 3 days before this festival. :-)

  8. Alex of Bronx says:

    Thanks Johnny, now it makes sense……
    Go Johnny Go

  9. The last group photo session was on Aug 22 at Tittenhurst. So I’m wondering if the pics of JG&R from IOW are the last pics of the Beatles (Threetles) before John ended it all at Apple on Sept 20. I do not recall any pics of any taken between IOW and before Sept 20. Unless I’ve got a brain fart.

  10. i meant pics of 2 or more of them together, sorry.

    geez where’s my coffee? :-)

  11. Alex of Bronx says:

    So Isle of Wright could have been the last public appearance of THE BEATLES. Wow, close but no cigar………..

  12. MarkZapp says:

    Are the photos of John(& Yoko), Ringo, Paul with Allen Klein together from September 1969? After the Dylan Isle of Wight concert? THEY could be the final photos from the 1960’s of 3 Beatles together. Klein had just secured a high royalty rate for The Beatles so that is why Paul is smiling and even posing with him.

  13. Mark, thanks for your post. This particular topic has been on my mind since the 70’s. :-)

    I think the pic you’re referring to was from the meeting where Paul agreed to pose for photos w/ Klein as a sign of band unity. Though he pretended to sign a new contract, he never put his signature to it. I think I first saw that pic in Anthony Fawcett’s book. I think that pic was taken before 8/31/69 but honestly I’m not 100% sure. John’s hair length, Ringo’s attire, etc. certainly seem to point to the AR sessions.

  14. ok, my obsessive addictive Beatles mind keeps wandering :-)

    here’s a pic of David Wigg interviewing Paul on Sept 19, 1969, the day before the infamous Apple meeting:

    the pic is not super clear. but it appears Paul’s face is relatively clean shaven, unlike the scruffiness seen in the pics of JPR&Klein in the meeting. So I have to assume those “meeting” pics are pre-Sept 20, but could also certainly be post-Isle of Wight.

  15. A Car And A Room And A Room And A Room says:

    They are post IOW, September 1969.

  16. Montagu Square says:

    Thanks for all the information.

    I wonder if there are photographs of them travelling down to the island, or back ‘ome again?

    Would love to see a crowd shot of the festival with Donald Cammell in it … I’ve always wondered about who the other people in the VIP enclosure might be: they all look as though they are having such a thoroughly miserable time.

  17. mcarp555 says:

    As for Paul not attending, I don’t think he’s as much of a Dylan fan as the others (certainly George). Bob’s mentioned how he’d like to work with Paul, but Paul never seems to have any interest in Dylan – working with him, listening to his music, etc. He’s polite, but disinterested (that’s how I see it, anyway).

  18. When I read your post I thought of John’s infamous remark about how he & George tended to listen to underground music while Paul tended to listen to Pop. Not that Dylan was “underground” so much, but I can see John’s point.

  19. Alex of Bronx says:

    Not for nothing after hearing Dylan sing “Things We Said Today” on that McCartney tribute album, maybe I can see Paul’s point……..

  20. alf says:

    Yikes !!! Thanks a bunch Alex that’s a stinker alright !

  21. Tammy says:

    So the Klein pics are the last group-ish pics taken together, and Tittenhurst the last of the four together?.

  22. A Car And A Room And A Room And A Room And A Room says:

    Yes, Tam, unless another pic from Linda’s archives makes fools of us both. Speaking of Linda, the first time I saw the “Klein meeting at Apple” B&W pic was in “Linda’s Pictures back in 1976-77.

  23. Car, is there any info out there suggesting the klein pics are from sept? any info would be helpful. thanks in advance.

  24. Kwai Chang says:

    Linda’s Pictures was the first ‘Beatle’ book I couldn’t afford to buy.
    I did solve some riddles with it…by going back and back and back…to the bookstore.

  25. hey kwai i hear ya, tammy was right talking about how back in the pre-internet 70s beatles pics were like currency. nic shaffner’s book The Beatles Forever came out in ’77 and it still has lots of pics rarely seen elsewhere. one of the first books i owned, after Linda’s Pictures and “Growing Up With The Beatles”.

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