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'Rock and roll’s all-time worst day'

The turbulent 1960s came to a close with the disastrous Altamont Free Concert headlined by the Rolling Stones. Now, on the festival’s 50th anniversary, a new account brings to light details rarely or never heard — and examines questions that still linger.

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      50 years ago the Rolling Stones headlined a ‘West Coast Woodstock.’ Altamont ended the ’60s with chaos and death.

      50 years ago the Rolling Stones headlined a ‘West Coast Woodstock.’ Altamont ended the ’60s with chaos and death.

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      Listen to Altamont. Click to hear the concert and aftermath. Experience this story with sound The helicopter landed just before 3 p.m. and Mick Jagger, 26 years old, bushy-haired and chewing gum, peacocked onto the pavement. That’s when a stranger ran toward him. “I hate you!” the man screamed, and …

      Podcast episode 2: Re-creating a day of chaos and violence

      Podcast episode 2: Re-creating a day of chaos and violence

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      From the first moments, those who attended the Altamont concert say there was something off about the atmosphere. And it only got worse as the day went along. Scuffles with the Hells Angels, who were there to protect the stage, turned into outright violence. And ultimately, an 18-year-old black man …

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