December 6, 1969

Dec6On this day in 1969, The Rolling Stones headlined the Altamont concert at a speedway in California.

The show was a free event with Jefferson Airplane and Santana also on the bill, but it turned violet when the Hell’s Angels motorcycle gang, who were hired by security, killed a crowd member.

The concert is documented in the Stones movie, Gimme Shelter.

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