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    33 Glorious Photos Of The Isle Of Wight Festival In The '60s And '70s

    Full of naked people, foam and rock stars, basically.

    1. The Isle of Wight festival started in 1968, although not as we know it today.

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    2. It was originally a series of festivals, which ran for three years until 1970 – when over 600,000 people came to enjoy the festivities, surpassing the attendance of the iconic Woodstock festival by an astonishing 200,000.

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    It proved so popular in fact that by 1971 Parliament had to introduce "The Isle of Wight Act", which prevents any large events for 5,000 people or more taking place on the island without a licence.

    3. There was music.

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    4. There was dancing.

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    5. But it was a totally different time.

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    6. When the likes of Bob Dylan were the headliners.

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    7. And The Who.

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    Hey, Roger Daltrey's hair.

    8. Even Jimi Hendrix rocked the stage.

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    9. And rock star guests mixed in the crowd. Here's The Beatles' John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison alongside Pattie Boyd.

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    10. You could easily mingle with the Rolling Stones' Keith Richards, who has since played on stage with the band following the revamp of the festival in the '00s.

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    11. And this is how people turned up to the event.

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    12. There were mail boxes so you could write home about all the fun you were having. A time before mobile phones and recharging tents.

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    13. A time when foam parties were the norm.

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    14. And the whole crowd was happily covered.

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    15. Happy hippies danced to their heart's content in the soapsuds.

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    16. And set up camp wherever they could.

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    17. It was a dreamy time.

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    18. Full of legends.

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    19. And on point fashions.

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    20. Like so.

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    21. But mainly people liked to be free.

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    22. And completely naked.

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    23. Whether they were chilling on the nearby beach.

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    24. Or making friends as they got ready.

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    25. It was the epitome of the '60s and '70s.

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    26. People would get their bodies painted.

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    27. With flowers to suit the times.

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    28. And this was a regular sight.

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    29. As was this.

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    30. But it's not a million miles from the Isle of Wight Festival of today. You still have to queue for water and showers.

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    31. You still camp in tents.

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    32. You still rock to amazing bands.

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    33. And you still have the time of your life.

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