December 6th, 2012: Gimme Shelter (1970)

Gimme Shelter

Cast and Crew:  Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin (Director); The Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, Ike and Tina Turner, Flying Burrito Brothers

What It’s About: Purported to be the West Coast version of Woodstock, The Rolling Stones and others perform at the Altamont Free Concert in Alameda County, California. During the Rolling Stones set, a man brandishing a gun is stabbed to death by Hells Angels who were serving as security at the event.

Why Watch it Today?: The Altamont Free Concert took place on this date in 1969.

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