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Gimme Shelter


Woodstock gone bad. With poor planning, this free Rolling Stones concert in 1969 spun out of control. Given the rampant drug highs, a quarter million kids, the presence of the Hells Angles as guards, and the Rolling Stones own “Sympathy for the Devil,” it is amazing that only one person was murdered in the chaos. This classic documentary offers two things: footage of the young Rolling Stones in concert at their peak, and a lesson of the underbelly of self-organization – when anarchy takes over.

— KK

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The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter
Directed by David Maysles, Albert Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin
1970, 91 min.
$3, Amazon Instant Video rental

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Posted January 1, 2003 at 5:46 pm


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