A look at the music and artists from rock n’ roll’s 2nd decade (1964 – 1973) and those who are still carrying on that sound today
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016
OTD - Stones Altamont Concert Turns Dark (1969)
On December 6th, 1969, The Rolling Stoneshosted what proved to be one of the most tragic concerts ever at theAltamont Speedway, effectively silencing the rising counterculture movement and, in a sense, the 60’s themselves.
As the turbulent decade went on, what started as a utopian dream of free love and grinning madness born of sunshine and an infectious, enthusiastic hope sadly faded into screams in the dark at Altamont.
The Stones front man Mick Jagger beseeched the crowd for a return to sanity, but the wave of heady change that had gone out years before had finally came crashing back in, drowning a dream.