Best act at the Isle of Wight Festival
As a 16-year-old Bob Dylan fan I had hitch-hiked from Cardiff all the way to the south coast where I caught the ferry over to the Isle of Wight to see my hero at the festival there, but it was the relatively unknown Edgar Broughton Band that stole the show for me not Dylan.
I had heard Edgar Broughton on the late great John Peel's Top Gear show but seeing the band live was a totally different experience and a feast for ears and eyes of pure rock energy and showmanship. I will never forget Edgar Broughton with his big beard and big hair standing on the Isle of Wight festival stage stomping about and encouraging the thousands and thousands of people in the crowd to chant Out Demons Out and to get them doing this. This was audience participation taken to the top and made a lasting impression on my young and enquiring mind.
Thousands of people in the sea of bodies around me responded by clapping and singing the chant. It was a special moment in which I really felt like we alternative society people were doing something good to change the world.