Altamont
Score: 4
From 37 Ratings

Altamont


  • Author: Joel Selvin
  • Release Date : 2016-08-16
  • Genre: Music
  • File Size: 8608595 Bytes


In this breathtaking cultural history filled with exclusive, never-before-revealed details, celebrated rock journalist Joel Selvin tells the definitive story of the Rolling Stones’ infamous Altamont concert, the disastrous historic event that marked the end of the idealistic 1960s.In the annals of rock history, the Altamont Speedway Free Festival on December 6, 1969, has long been seen as the distorted twin of Woodstock—the day that shattered the Sixties’ promise of peace and love when a concertgoer was killed by a member of the Hells Angels, the notorious biker club acting as security. While most people know of the events from the film Gimme Shelter, the whole story has remained buried in varied accounts, rumor, and myth—until now.Altamont e...

Let It Bleed
Score: 4
From 22 Ratings

Let It Bleed


  • Author: Ethan Rusell & Gerard Van der Leun
  • Release Date : 2009-11-02
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 29904402 Bytes


Let it Bleed takes you where no Rolling Stones book has before. Author and photographer Ethan Russell was one of only sixteen people--including the Rolling Stones--who made up the 1969 tour. He was with them in their hotel rooms, at rehearsals, and on stage. He tells the story of this monumental and historic tour firsthand, including recollections from band members, crew, security, and other sixties icons--like Abbie Hoffman and Little Richard--they met along the way. And he also includes amazing photos of the performers who toured with the Stones that year: the legendary Tina Turner and B. B. King. Through vivid quotes taken from his interviews with the band and crew, and through more than 220 revealing photographs, Russell takes you behind the s...

Altamont
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Altamont


  • Author : Joel Selvin
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-08-16
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062444271


Altamont Book Description :

In this breathtaking cultural history filled with exclusive, never-before-revealed details, celebrated rock journalist Joel Selvin tells the definitive story of the Rolling Stones’ infamous Altamont concert, the disastrous historic event that marked the end of the idealistic 1960s. In the annals of rock history, the Altamont Speedway Free Festival on December 6, 1969, has long been seen as the distorted twin of Woodstock—the day that shattered the Sixties’ promise of peace and love when a concertgoer was killed by a member of the Hells Angels, the notorious biker club acting as security. While most people know of the events from the film Gimme Shelter, the whole story has remained buried in varied accounts, rumor, and myth—until now. Altamont...

Altamont

Altamont


  • Author : Keith C. Lee
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-08-04
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439646588


Altamont Book Description :

Located on the western edge of the sprawling Van Rensselaer patent, the village of Altamont was originally called Knowersville. It first gained prominence as a stopping-off place for early travelers struggling along trails from the Hudson River to the Schoharie Valley. As time passed, roads improved and commerce grew. Once the railroad arrived in 1863, the trip from Albany took just 45 minutes, and travelers quickly embraced the beauty of the Helderberg escarpment. A commercial center, including hotels, shops, and small manufacturers, grew quickly around the new train station, and well-to-do Albanians seeking respite from city heat bought property for summer mansions on the hillside above the village. The Altamont Fair supported local agriculture and...

Altamont

Altamont


  • Author : I .W. Imray
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1828
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:32044086779915


Altamont Book Description :

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Portable Altamont

Portable Altamont


  • Author : Brian Joseph Davis
  • Publisher : Coach House Books
  • Release Date : 2001-09-19
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781770561755


Portable Altamont Book Description :

Deliciously wicked satires about local and international celebrities, the poems in Portable Altamont evince an irrepressible grasp of the zeitgeist, its machinations and manipulations, its possibilities and puerility. Who other than artist and raconteur Brian Joseph Davis could have imagined Margaret Atwood as a human beatbox, Jessica Simpson applying for arts grants or the Swedish Chef reciting T. S. Eliot? Davis uses every literary form available to revel in and rearrange pop culture. Even the index turns into a short story about Luke Perry’s descent into a shadowy underworld of Parisian intellectuals and terrorists. A word of warning: this book is a complete and utter fiction. Philip Roth is not David Lee Roth’s brother. Reese Witherspoon is n...

The Road Past Altamont

The Road Past Altamont


  • Author : Gabrielle Roy
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0803289480


The Road Past Altamont Book Description :

First published in French in 1966, The Road Past Altamont pierces to the heart of a child's world, craeting a delicate, yet substantial network of impressions, emotions, and relationships. In her writing, Gabrielle Roy allowed "nothing extraneous or false to stand," according to the translator, Joyce Marshall. The literary style of Roy, whose fiction reflects her childhood on the Canadian prairie, has often been compared to that of Willa Cather.øThe Road Past Altamont takes a sensitive French-Canadian girl, Christine, from childhood innocence to maturity. Four connected stories reveal profound moments during her early years in the vastness of Manitoba. Christine's testament to Grandmother's creative power, her great adventure with an old gentleman a...