Miles Davis at the 1970 Isle of Wight Music Festival: What really happened

Jon Newey
Thursday, August 27, 2020

Fifty years ago this month Miles Davis played the biggest gig of his career when he brought his groundbreaking new Bitches Brew band to the 1970 Isle of Wight Music Festival, still the largest ever music event to take place in the UK. Jon Newey was there to witness this historic weekend

Main photo: Laurens van Houten / Pictorial Press Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo
Main photo: Laurens van Houten / Pictorial Press Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo

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