brianinatlanta2001 at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 15 06:53:51 CDT 2004
>From Portsmouth today at:
Legends rock the island
THE heady spirit of the classic rock festivals
returned to the Isle of Wight at the weekend, with a
sell-out 20,000 crowd revelling in triumphant
performances by legends of music's golden era.
Last night the climax of the event succeeded in
lifting the spirits of music fans plunged into gloom
by the England football result.
Rock veteran David Bowie walked on stage just two
minutes after England were beaten by France in
As the classic guitar riff of his hit Rebel Rebel rang
out through the speakers, it soon became clear Bowie
had no intention of succumbing to the dark mood.
The highlight for many fans On Saturday was The Who
returning to the island for the first time since their
legendary extended performance at the 1970 festival,
when they shared the bill with Jimi Hendrix and The
Pete Townshend reminded everyone of how much smaller
the modern event was compared to their last visit,
although an estimated 70,000 music lovers had attended
over the weekend.
'Quiet innit?' he said. 'There were 650,000 here last
And bandmate Roger Daltrey quipped: 'Most of you were
probably started here.'
-Brian in Atlanta
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