Altamont, The Rolling Stones, the Hell's Angels & the Killing of Meredith Hunter w/ Joel Selvin - A True Crime History Podcast
On December 6th, 1969, The Rolling Stones headlined a free concert at Altamont Speedway outside of San Francisco. It quickly turned ugly, culminating with the stabbing death of eighteen-year-old Meredith Hunter by a member of the Hell's Angels, who were acting as security.
My guest, Joel Selvin, long-time music critic for the San Francisco Chronicle and New York Times bestselling author, explains how the concert came into being and offers details on the terrible night, including his thoughts on whether Mick Jagger and the Stones were really aware of the extent of the violence during their set. Joel Selvin's book is called The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock's Darkest Day.
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