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Altamont Free Concert... Rolling Stones...
Item # 560806
December 8, 1969
THE RUSSELL DAILY NEWS, Kansas, December 8, 1969
* Altamont Free Concert (Day after)
* Rolling Stones fame
* Woodstock West
This 6 page newspaper has a one column headline on the front page:
* Cleanup Continues After One-day Bash
Other news of the day throughout. A few small binding holes along the spine, otherwise in nice condition.
wikipedia notes: The Altamont Speedway Free Festival was an infamous rock concert held on Saturday, December 6, 1969, at the Altamont Speedway in northern California, between Tracy and Livermore. Headlined and organized by The Rolling Stones, it also featured, in order of appearance: Santana, Jefferson Airplane, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, with the Stones taking the stage as the final act. The Grateful Dead were also scheduled to perform between CSN&Y and the Stones, but declined to play shortly before their scheduled appearance owing to the increasing violence at the venue. Approximately 300,000 people attended the concert, and some speculated it would be a "Woodstock West." Filmmakers Albert and David Maysles shot footage of the event and incorporated it into a documentary film entitled Gimme Shelter (1970).
The event is best known for having been marred by considerable violence, including one homicide and three accidental deaths: two caused by a hit-and-run car accident and one by drowning in an irrigation canal. Four births were reported during the event as well.
Category: The 20th Century