The Resource Just a shot away : peace, love, and tragedy with the Rolling Stones at Altamont, Saul Austerlitz

Just a shot away : peace, love, and tragedy with the Rolling Stones at Altamont, Saul Austerlitz

Label
Just a shot away : peace, love, and tragedy with the Rolling Stones at Altamont
Title
Just a shot away
Title remainder
peace, love, and tragedy with the Rolling Stones at Altamont
Statement of responsibility
Saul Austerlitz
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"If Woodstock tied the ideals of the '60s together, Altamont unraveled them. Writer and critic Saul Austerlitz tells the story of "Woodstock West," where the Rolling Stones hoped to end their 1969 American tour triumphantly, with the help of the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and 300,000 fans. Instead, the concert featured a harrowing series of disasters, starting with its haphazard planning. The bad acid kicked in early. The Hells Angels, hired to handle security, began to prey on the concertgoers. And not long after the Rolling Stones went on, an 18-year-old African-American named Meredith Hunter was stabbed by the Angels in front of the stage. The show, and the Woodstock high, was over. Austerlitz shows how Hunter's death came to symbolize the end of an era, while the trial of his accused murderer epitomized the racial tensions that still underlie America. He also finds a silver lining in the concert in how Rolling Stone's coverage of it helped create a new form of music journalism, while the making of the movie about Altamont, Gimme Shelter, birthed new forms of documentary. Using scores of new interviews with Paul Kantner, Jann Wenner, journalist John Burks, filmmaker Joan Churchill, and many members of the Rolling Stones' inner circle, as well as Meredith Hunter's family, Austerlitz shows that you can't understand the sixties or rock 'n' roll if you don't come to grips with Altamont."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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Austerlitz, Saul
Dewey number
  • 781.66078/79455
  • 782.4216609
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML28.A29
LC item number
A474 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Altamont Festival
  • Rolling Stones
  • Hell's Angels
  • Rock concerts
  • Homicide
  • Rock music
  • Counterculture
Label
Just a shot away : peace, love, and tragedy with the Rolling Stones at Altamont, Saul Austerlitz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index (pages [303]-316)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: PREPARATIONS. Woodstock West ; Burning crosses ; Staging the show ; Outlaw pride -- Part two: UNRAVELING. The outer circle ; "Let's not keep fucking up!" ; Whippin' ; Gun and knife -- Part three: CARRYING ON. Last chopper out ; Dupes ; "We only want beautiful things" ; "We blew it" ; Spontaneous declaration ; 8:15
Control code
ocn1001327344
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 316 pages
Isbn
9781250083197
Lccn
2018001404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1001327344
Label
Just a shot away : peace, love, and tragedy with the Rolling Stones at Altamont, Saul Austerlitz
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index (pages [303]-316)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: PREPARATIONS. Woodstock West ; Burning crosses ; Staging the show ; Outlaw pride -- Part two: UNRAVELING. The outer circle ; "Let's not keep fucking up!" ; Whippin' ; Gun and knife -- Part three: CARRYING ON. Last chopper out ; Dupes ; "We only want beautiful things" ; "We blew it" ; Spontaneous declaration ; 8:15
Control code
ocn1001327344
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 316 pages
Isbn
9781250083197
Lccn
2018001404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1001327344

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