Earlier in the year we celebrated the 40th anniversary of
This weekend, 40 years ago, another event occurred which some feel was the beginning of the end of the “Woodstock Nation.” That event was Altamont, a free music festival in northern
The concert, and murder, were documented in Gimme Shelter, a 1970 film directed by Albert and David Maysles. The film chronicled the band’s 1969
An interesting side note is that a camera operator for the concert was a young George Lucas. Lucas, who of course went on to become a successful film director, had his camera jam after shooting about 30 minutes of film—none of his footage was incorporated into the final cut of the movie.