Joni Mitchell Live at the Isle of Wight

Joni Mitchell Live at the Isle of Wight

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Pictured: Joni Mitchell

Credit: Courtesy of APT

Performing at Isle of Wight Festival, 1970, Joni Mitchell’s incredibly emotional and triumphant performance included her iconic masterpieces “Chelsea Morning,” “Woodstock,” “Big Yellow Taxi,” and “Both Sides Now.” 

Joni Mitchell Live at the Isle of Wight airs Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

Joni Mitchell took the stage Saturday afternoon, August 29, 1970 at the Isle of Wight Festival. A crowd of more than 600,000 was attracted to the event by a stellar lineup of artists. Skirmishes broke out and fences were smashed. Bands playing through what Joni termed “mountains of amplifiers” could easily drown out an unruly audience. Joni, however, had only an acoustic guitar, a dulcimer, a piano, and her own singular voice.

This program will encore Saturday, December 8, at 11 p.m. on WXXI-TV. 

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