Dylan was due to perform at the Isle of Wight Festival on 31 August 1969; it was to be his first public performance in three years.
Dylan and his family took the ferry to the Isle of Wight later this day, and began rehearsals at Forelands Farm in Bembridge. Harrison and Evans returned to London, but returned to Portsmouth later in the week before taking the ferry to the island to watch the festival.
Also on this day...
- 1968: Tape copying: Revolution 9
- 1968: US single release: Hey Jude
- 1967: The Beatles renounce the use of drugs
- 1966: Day off in Los Angeles
- 1964: Live: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver
- 1963: Live: Odeon Cinema, Southport
- 1963: Paul McCartney receives one-year driving ban
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1961: Live: Aintree Institute, Liverpool
- 1960: Live: Indra Club, Hamburg
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