Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Movie - Gimme Shelter
13 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY
Gimme Shelter - 1970 Starring - The Rolling Stones
This musical documentary concerns the Rolling Stones and their tragic free concert at Altamont Speedway near San Francisco in early December 1969.The Stones had made the disastrous decision to hire the Oakland chapter of the Hell's Angels motorcycle gang as bodyguards and bouncers. Halfway through the Stones' act, the Angels killed one black spectator, and injured several others who were present (including Jefferson Airplane's lead singer Marty Balin). Celebrated documentarians Albert and David Maysles directed and Haskell Wexler shot the film, with heightened instinct and control; as a result, this film is considered one of the greatest rock documentaries ever made. Stones songs performed include "Brown Sugar," "Under My Thumb," and "Sympathy for the Devil."