ONE of the organisers of the 1969 Isle of Wight Festival, who 'stole' Bob Dylan and The Band from Woodstock, is holding an exhibition to commemorate the visit.

The exhibition, Stealing Dylan, tells of how Dylan, one of the biggest stars on the planet, was wooed to 'headline on a small Island'.

It will feature rare family photographs, press releases, memorabilia and newspaper articles.

Ray Foulk was one of three brothers who went to the USA to persuade Dylan and his management team to headline on the Island. It was the only complete show he played in eight years.

The exhibition at Dimbola Museum and Galleries, Freshwater Bay, runs from Saturday, August 24, until October 23.

To match Ray's exhibition, Guy Portelli will be putting up some responses to Dylan by modern painters and sculptors, and Dr Brian Hinton is sharing items from his own personal collection, including the rare Martin Sharp silk screen print of Mr Tambourine Man.