My novel about the 1969 Isle of Wight pop festival, 69ers, is finally on the verge of completion, nearly eleven months since I started it. Many thanks to all those who’ve shown an interest and followed this site. I’m confident the book has worked, though it’s been a struggle, as difficult to pull together as any of the 50+ stories and novels I’ve had published.
I’ve uploaded a video to replace the then-and-now video on Youtube which Sony had taken down, but not before nearly a thousand people had viewed it and listened to Bob singing at Woodside Bay all those years ago. The video is on the video page here, with a (legal) track by somebody who was standing backstage with Dylan in 1969 (me). I’ve recaptured this moment in 69ers, slightly embellishing the truth in a way which will become immediately obvious when you buy and read the novel!
Newcomers to this site should check the archives for many unique mementoes of the UK’s first great rock festival.