Fifty years ago today, a free music festival at Altamont Speedway turned bloody when Hells Angels, ostensibly present as concert security, murdered Meredith Hunter, a young Black man attending the concert with his white girlfriend. Some claim it marked the end of “the Sixties.” Maybe — absent only a direct connection to Vietnam — it simply channeled & revealed the decade’s undercurrent that was invisible behind rose-colored glasses.
- The Rolling Stones Disaster at Altamont: Let It Bleed | Rolling Stone, 21 January 1970
- Remembering Meredith Hunter, the Fan Killed at Altamont | Rolling Stone, 09 July 2018
- The Chaos of Altamont and the Murder of Meredith Hunter | New Yorker, 28 March 2019
- Altamont ended the ’60s with chaos and death. | Washington Post, 21 November 2019