Nearly 36 years after a man was stabbed to death during a Rolling Stones concert at Altamont Speedway, investigators have closed the case, dismissing a theory that a second Hells Angel took part in the killing.
Even though it was also the literal end to the 1960s — December 1969 — most music insiders agree that day was the end of an era. For a great account of why this event went so tragically wrong, pick up Bill Graham Presents: My Life Inside and Out. You’ll also be treated to many other incredible stories from the greatest rock promoter in history, a man so influential this blog probably wouldn’t exist without him.
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