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Bookwaves – November 28, 2019: Altamont 50th Anniversary: Joel Selvin

The Altamont concert was a free concert given by the Rolling Stones at the Altamont Speedway in east Contra Costa County on December 6th, 1969. Originally intended to be in Golden Gate Park, it was moved to Sears Point Raceway and then, on short notice, to a dilapidated racetrack in the middle of nowhere. When the dust cleared, a concert goer had been killed before the horrified eyes of Mick Jagger, and rock and roll changed. Host Richard Wolinsky talks with Joel Selvin, author of “Altamont: The Rolling Stones, The Hells Angels and the Inside Story of Rock’s Darkest Day.”

Complete 54-minute interview.

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