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By Ethan A. Russell

«Cette tournée, pour moi et beaucoup d'autres, c'était l. a. fin d'une époque, l. a. fin de los angeles liberté, de l'amour et tout ça. C'était trop énorme pour durer.» Mick Jagger – Les souvenirs illustrés de four hundred images de los angeles tournée des Rolling Stones à travers les États-Unis, débutée en 1969. L'auteur immortalise cette époque marquée par le sexe, l. a. drogue et le rock'n roll et recueille les témoignages des membres de l. a. tournée et des célébrités de los angeles musique qu'ils ont croisées (Tina Turner, Chuck Berry, etc.).

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Humans adrift, homeless, spaced, and so ill-educated that they didn’t have any safeguard opposed to culty-type vibes. ” Jo Bergman observed it, too. “On the day of the convey there have been most of these gruesome humans throughout. They have been grotesque from the instant we hit the floor. I don’t understand if i used to be round whilst Mick acquired hit, yet i do know that we have been preserving palms and wading notwithstanding the group from the place the helicopter landed to the behind the curtain trailers. “People at Altamont have been mendacity round, thoroughly wigged out, with folks stepping on them or ignoring them. they usually weren't chuffed, pleased stoned humans. They have been nasty, suggest stoned humans. And it was once frightening. I didn’t even see a Hells Angel. might have been no Hells Angels. ” yet that modified. “Then I went into that tent with the Hells Angels. those humans have been very spooky. the complete strength used to be really lousy. all people was once exhausted. the folk who’d been there all evening, the group… all these humans? They’d performed the thoroughly most unlikely via having to maneuver that entire degree in a single day. each person was once simply a long way past drained. ” Slowly, little by little, i ultimately wormed my during the crowd and into the tent at the back of the level. The strength inside of was once stressful, jagged. Mick, Charlie, invoice, Keith, and various others milled approximately as Hells Angels watched. Jagger appeared nervous. on the better of occasions Mick didn’t like being crowded. As for me, Hells Angels consistently scared me. I knew, after all, approximately their new peaceable acceptance within the San Francisco scene. I’d learn how Ken Kesey invited them to take part, and the way they might stand subsequent to the level at concert events in San Francisco, one of those unofficial safety presence—an instance of the inclusiveness of the hot Aquarian global order. nonetheless, i used to be apprehensive. It felt uncomfortable. there has been no gentle within the tent, so if i needed to take an image i wanted to exploit flash. I didn’t like utilizing flash; it’s continually too intrusive. Now while I did, i'd lookup and spot an Angel obtrusive at me. I didn’t like that feeling, yet i used to be functioning normally out of behavior. I had the sensation then—it may develop a lot more advantageous later—that I already had my Stones 1969 travel images. I’d photographed every little thing for weeks, so no matter what this used to be going to be, will be additional. i might be blissful while it used to be over. Stanley writes, Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas got here into the trailer bearing stories of the way the Angels have been battling with civilians, ladies, and every different, bouncing complete cans of beer off people’s heads. Augustus Owsley Stanley III, the San Francisco psychedelic producer, used to be giving freely LSD, the Angels consuming it via handfuls, smearing the surplus on their faces. It didn’t sound stable, yet there has been no technique to do whatever approximately it, not anything to do within the heart of the typhoon yet journey it out. note of extra fights and beatings start to filter out again into the tent. through the Jefferson Airplane’s set, a Hells Angel had crushed Marty Balin, the lead singer, subconscious. Such an act was once unheard of—a whole online game changer, as humans say this day. Musicians have been the undisputed royalty of the hot age, prime us, observe through be aware, lyric through lyric, right into a new international.

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