December of 1969 was a fitting end to a turbulent decade in American history: the Black Panthers were under attack in L.A.; The Jackson 5 had their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show; John Lennon was offered the lead role in Jesus Christ Superstar; Vince Lombardi coached his last football game; Arlo Guthrie released Alice’s Restaurant; and on Sunday, December 6th, more then 300,000 over-indulgent fans attended the infamous Rolling Stones concert at the Altamont Speedway. Four people died that tragic day, and many more were injured. Some said it was the death knell for the “Age of Aquarius”–a vicious knockout blow to the myth of rock and roll innocence. Continue reading
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