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While writing a comment on an gun diary last night, I was writing the word's Bundy's farm,  and the first couple of lines of the song Woodstock entered my ear. This persisted, so I added another comment where I changed a few of the lyrics of the song.

Now this got me thinking about Woodstock and the Summer of 1970.

At the time, I was  a 16 year old school kid living in England, so popping up to Yasger's farm wasn't really an option. What was an option however was going to the two UK festivals modeled after Woodstock 69, where you could see and listen to most of the acts that played at Woodstock 70

The first was the Bath Blues festival which took place at a county show ground over the last weekend of June. The Headline band was Led Zeppelin, but the full line up included inter alia

Santana, The Flock,  Hot Tuna, Country Joe McDonald, Colosseum, Jefferson Airplane (set aborted), The Byrds (acoustic set), The Moody Blues (unable to play), Dr. John (acoustic set), Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention, Canned Heat, It's a Beautiful Day, Steppenwolf, Johnny Winter, John Mayall with Peter Green, Pink Floyd, Pentangle, Fairport Convention, Keef Hartley, the Maynard Ferguson Big Band
The second festival is the more famous Isle of White festival which took place over the last weekend of August and was attended by over half  million hippies. Here the line up was even better and so numerous I do not have the space to mention them all.

As an idea here is part of the lineup for the Sunday night (in consecutive order)
Moody Blues
Jethro Tull
Jimi Hendrix (he died three weeks later)
Joan Baez
Leonard Cohen
Richie Havens

Other acts over the weekend included the Doors, the Who, Joni Mitchell, ELP, Chicago, John Sebastien, Donovan, Kris Kristofferson - a veritable orgy of music.

Here are a few images of the Isle of Wight

So what are the strongest memories of your 17th year?

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