Altamont and the End of the Sixties
Just four months after Woodstock, the Rolling Stones played a free concert to 300,000 people at Altamont Raceway in California. The site was chosen at the last minute and lacked food, sanitation and medical facilities. More ominously, Hells Angels were hired to provide security. By the end, four people were dead including one person murdered by Hells Angels. Examine the events leading up to the concert, its legacy and how things went so terribly wrong.