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What happened at Altamont 1969?

Last Updated: 10th April, 2020

The killing of Meredith Hunter at Altamont was captured on film in Gimme Shelter, the documentary of the Stones' 1969 tour by Albert and David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin, which opens with Jagger viewing the footage in an editing room several months later.

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Likewise, what happened at the Altamont free concert in 1969?

The Hells Angels fight with pool cues during the Altamont Free Concert. Reaching into the pocket of his suit jacket, he pulled out his pistol and held it up in the air. The Hells Angel stabbed Hunter no less than four more times, his knife repeatedly piercing his back. Hunter, wounded, dropped to his knees.

Additionally, how many died at Altamont? Four

Also know, what really happened at Altamont?

In all, four people died at Altamont. A young black man named Meredith Hunter made the mistake of trying to defend himself with a handgun and was stabbed to death by Angel Alan Passaro. Several people were run over by an acid casualty racing a car through the crowd and another drowned in a ditch.

Who did the Hells Angels killed at Altamont?

Meredith Hunter

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What happened to Alan Passaro?

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