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Isle of Wight 1970 photo of Leonard

Postby sirius » Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:21 am

In pictures: Isle of Wight 1970 photos and memories

Rarely seen photos from the iconic 1970 Isle of Wight festival have gone on display at a museum on the island. An estimated 600,000 people gathered to watch acts such as Leonard Cohen, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Miles Davis and Joni Mitchell. Photographer Charles Everest, a former BBC cameraman, kept the images under wraps for 40 years as they were "initially intended for my family as a personal record".


Everest captured 35-year-old Leonard Cohen on stage. He had been woken up at 2am from a nap in his trailer and brought on stage, along with his band, to perform. The exhibition is on at the Dimbola Museum & Galleries in Freshwater Bay.

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Re: Isle of Wight 1970 photo of Leonard

Postby holydove » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:31 pm

What a fantastic photo!! Thanks for posting, sirius.
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Re: Isle of Wight 1970 photo of Leonard

Postby mutti » Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:04 am

Yes what a gorgeous photo! Thanks
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Re: Isle of Wight 1970 photo of Leonard

Postby lightasabreeze » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:44 am

Little did we know then, holding those matches alight for him, that we would still be star struck by this man some 40 years later.
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Re: Isle of Wight 1970 photo of Leonard

Postby jilly t » Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:27 pm

100% agree. But find it hard to believe its over 40 years ago!!! Still remember it so well.
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Re: Isle of Wight 1970 photo of Leonard

Postby lizzytysh » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:16 am

He looks tired and maybe wine'd a bit... and what a great photo!

Would love to see all of the rest of these photos... so glad that Charles Everest decided to share them with more than just his family. LOVE the one of Joan Baez, too.
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Re: Isle of Wight 1970 photo of Leonard

Postby Zimmy66 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:56 am

lizzytysh wrote:He looks tired and maybe wine'd a bit... and what a great photo!
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If you've read anything about that time Lizzy (or had been there), you'd realise that Leonard is stoned in this photo. As he was throughout the 1970's.

Not wine'd (sic) as you so innocently put it.

Agree. Great photo.

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Re: Isle of Wight 1970 photo of Leonard

Postby lizzytysh » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:50 am

Actually, he did drink wine in those days, as well, but glad you agree on its being a great photo. However, being awoken from sleep at 2 AM or from being passed out at 2 AM, he could have been tired, as well.
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Re: Isle of Wight 1970 photo of Leonard

Postby Zimmy66 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:35 pm

No disagreement from me that some crushed grapes have been inbibed Lizzie. Just making the point that his pupils ( and recorded history) tell a different story.

A 2am rise is never good for your looks. I'm sure even you'll agree.

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Re: Isle of Wight 1970 photo of Leonard

Postby friscogrl » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:46 pm

I am thinking his apperance is influenced by Mandrax more than wine.

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Re: Isle of Wight 1970 photo of Leonard

Postby Zimmy66 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:28 pm

friscogrl wrote:I am thinking his apperance is influenced by Mandrax more than wine.

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Yep. Have to agree Friscogrl. A cornucopia of chemical compounds was the norm back then. My point exactly.

Wine was only used to top up the body's need for liquids. And to be polite.

And, actually, Lizzie I was aware he drank wine in those days.

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Re: Isle of Wight 1970 photo of Leonard

Postby Vicomte » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:36 pm

Not too sure about mandies, knowing he should have gone on earlier that might have been an error. His looks take me back to having a few joints and maybe a few beers, or wine along with the dope. 8)
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Re: Isle of Wight 1970 photo of Leonard

Postby friscogrl » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:51 pm

Actually I have read in more places than one that Leonard had taken Mandrax before he went onstage at the Isle of Wight. I don't think I would have just made that up.

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Re: Isle of Wight 1970 photo of Leonard

Postby IMM » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:49 am

friscogrl wrote:Actually I have read in more places than one that Leonard had taken Mandrax before he went onstage at the Isle of Wight. I don't think I would have just made that up.

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