isle of wight festival

Rick Danko, Levon Helm, and Robbie Robertson perform at the Isle of Wight Music Festival on 31st August 1969. Helm often vacated his drum stool to play mandolin on certain songs, like “Don’t Ya Tell Henry” for example. The Band’s setlist that night was just 9 songs, probably because they then played another 17 songs with Bob Dylan. It was his first live performance in England in 3 years.

(Photographer: Mary Evans)