Unseen Footage From Rolling Stones Altamont Concert Released by Library of Congress

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By Bonnie Stiernberg We’ve all seen the chaos unfold at the Rolling Stones’ infamous 1969 Altamont concert courtesy of Albert and David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin’s documentary Gimme Shelter. But as the Washington Post reports, nearly a half-hour of previously unseen footage from that fateful concert — in which one fan was killed by the Hells Angels, who were working security at the event, and three others died — has been uncovered by the Library of Congress. The two reels of 8mm footage, shot with a home movie camera by someone onstage, were taken to be developed at a company called Palmer …

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