Bill Owens' Never-Before-Seen Photographs of the Infamous Altamont Concert
Bill Owens' latest book presents an unpublished series of photographs documenting the unique moments of The Rolling Stones's first concert at Altamont Raceway Park in California. Intended to be the West Coast's response to Woodstock, the concert ended in violence and tragedy. The Hells Angels that were hired as security for the event beat dozens of people, Marty Balin of Jefferson Airplane was knocked unconscious, a man drowned in an irrigation ditch, Stephen Stills was stabbed in the leg with a sharpened bicycle spoke, four people died and another two were killed in a hit-and-run after the show. Meredith Hunter, a black teenager, was stabbed by one of the Hells Angels and died while The Rolling Stones played.
Altamont 1969 is available from Daimani.
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