Altamont Murder

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Michael Samuels 09/18/2008 Altamont Murder On December 6 th night, during a free concert by the Rolling Stones, Meredith Hunter, 18, was stabbed five times after allegedly drawing a revolver from his waist band The Hells Angels, a commonly known motorcycle gang, were the hired security, and were said to be responsible. An estimated 300,000 people attended the Altamont Speedway concert in northern California. The altercation took place during the Stones’ set, and the band along with the crowd continued the performance throughout the incident. Significant commotion took place during the show, and the guards attempted to keep order. This attempt proved difficult without guard rails bordering the stage. Many Hells Angels attempted to keep order by pushing people back from the artists and halting others from tearing equipment down from the stage. Mick Taylor, of the Stones, was heard asking “everybody [to] be cool now” during the show in an attempt to keep the wild crowd at bay. After the show Grateful Dead manager Rock Scully said
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