August 31 , 1969 John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr watch Bob Dylan Isle of Wight Festival

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The three were accompanied by their respective wives, Yoko Ono, Pattie Harrison and Maureen Starkey. Paul McCartney was not present, as his wife Linda had given birth to their daughter Mary on 28 August.

August 31 , 1966 John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr watch Bob Dylan Isle of Wight Festival

Around 150,000 people saw Dylan’s performance. As well as three of The Beatles, the audience included Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Syd Barrett, Eric Clapton, Elton John and Jane Fonda.

 

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
 
August 31 , 1966 John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr watch Bob Dylan Isle of Wight Festival
 
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
Beatles Watching Bob Dylan

Set list:

  1. “She Belongs to Me”
  2. “I Threw It All Away”
  3. “Maggie’s Farm”
  4. “Wild Mountain Thyme”
  5. “It Ain’t Me, Babe”
  6. “To Ramona”
  7. “Mr. Tambourine Man”
  8. “I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine”
  9. “Lay, Lady, Lay”
  10. “Highway 61 Revisited”
  11. “One Too Many Mornings”
  12. “I Pity the Poor Immigrant”
  13. “Like a Rolling Stone”
  14. “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight”
  15. “The Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo)”
  16. “Minstrel Boy”
  17. “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35”

 

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