GIMME SHELTER, the chronicle of the Rolling Stones concert at Altamont, captured the diseased end of the WOODSTOCK myth. Murray Lerner's documentary of the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival bears equally eloquent witness to another moment in the death of the Love
Generation's dreams. The five-day concert was meant to be the UK's answer to Woodstock, but its somewhat naive organizers failed to realize that large-scale rock concerts had become big business. More than 600,000 hippies and freaks showed up; but only 60,000 bothered to buy tickets, and
disgruntled non-ticketholders set up camp outside the festival's makeshift barricades, threatening to "free the festival." Mea...