Rolling Stones – Sympathy for The Devil

Posted: June 27, 2008 in Uncategorized
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One of Rock’s seminal moments.
The Rolling Stones performing one of their greatest songs at Altmont Speedway in 1969.

This is the best video I have seen of this, it has certainly been cleaned up somehow.
Pity they were unable to go back in time and clean up the damage that was done that night.

Sympathy for The Devi

The Altamont Speedway Free Festival was an infamous rock concert held on December 6, 1969, at the then-disused Altamont Speedway in Northern California, between Tracy and Livermore. Headlined and organized by the The Rolling Stones, it also featured, in order of performance: 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 CSNY and the Stones, but canceled shortly before their scheduled appearance owing to the increasingly disorganized developments at the venue. Approximately 300,000 people attended the concert, and some speculated it would be “Woodstock West.” Filmmakers Albert and David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin shot footage of the concert and incorporated it into a subsequent documentary film entitled Gimme Shelter.
The event is best known for having been marred by 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”.

See what The Rolling Stone has to say about the “Worst day in Rock N Roll”.


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