Isle of Wight Festival of Music Archive Group (1968-70). Here's an incredible treasure trove of posters, photos, passes, and other memorabilia related to that greatest of English music festivals, ths Isle of Wight "Great South Coast Bank Holiday Pop Festival." Included in this tremendous collection: 1968 Isle of Wight poster printed in yellow and black, featuring the Crazy World of Arthur Brown; Jefferson Airplane; Tyrannosaurus Rex; the Move; the Pretty Things; Fairport Convention; and more. The 14" x 20" poster has been folded, and is in VG condition. Also, two smaller (10.5" x 17") black and white posters for '68, in VG++ condition. The Isle of Wight 1969 poster, measuring 18" x 25", with a line-up including the Who; Moody Blues; Joe Cocker; Free; Family; Blodwyn Pig; King Crimson; Bob Dylan; and more. This poster has several minor folds, plus a .5" tear on the center of the left side. There are four 1970 full color posters featuring Jimi Hendrix, the Doors, Joni Mitchell, the Who, and many more. They measure 20" x 30"; three are VG++, one poster has been folded, and is in VG. There's also a 15" x 23.75" color logo poster for 1970 that has been folded; it's in VG++. In addition, there's a 20" x 30" Donovan promo poster, probably from 1970; it has some light tape stains from being hung on a wall and some very minor damage to all four corners, otherwise it is in VG. There are four proofs for an ad in Melody Maker magazine measuring 14" x 18" in VG+; an ad promo board for New Musical Express magazine, measuring 11" x 15" in NM; two Press Pass proofs measuring 10" x 15", and a Press Pass sample 15" x 20" board with four different passes, plus a 45 single sleeve for the Isle of Wight Festival Song ("Let the World Wash In"), all in NM condition; the '70 Tour Book cover art mounted on 15" x 20" board, VG+; plus three black and white photos: a shot of the stage with the crowd (no band) in NM; Jimi Hendrix (has three folds with minor damage), VG; and a fantastic shot of the Who's Roger Daltrey in his fringed jacket (NM), all from 1970. All together, a total of 23 items are included. This may be a once in a lifetime chance to own such a collection!

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