Altamont Speedway Free 1969 United States

 
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ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The end of the hippie era, a symbol for the death of the Woodstock Nation. And the death of Meredith Hunter and three accidental deaths.
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Date
Sat Dec 06, 1969
Map
Altamont Speedway
17001 Midway Road
Alameda County California 95376
United States
Years active
1969
Founded by
Jorma Kaukonen, Spencer Dryden, Grateful Dead
Gimme Shelter (1970) - Albert and David Maysles

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Grateful Dead declined to play before their appearance due to the increasing violence at the venue.

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Location

Altamont Raceway Park was a motorsports race track, opened in 1966 until 2008.

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Documentaries

70 visits
Filmmakers Albert Maysles, David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin show the Rolling Stones' 1969 California concert. With Tina Turner, Jefferson Airplane.