Hell's Angel: The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club - Chapter 9: Let It Bleed: No Sympathy for the Devils of Altamont Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9: Let It Bleed: No Sympathy for the Devils of Altamont Summary and Analysis

In November 1969, the Rolling Stones decided to have a Woodstock-like concert in San Francisco at the end of their American "Let It Bleed" tour. A San Francisco hipster named Emmett Grogan decided that the Hell's Angels would be the ideal security force to recruit for the event. Both the San Francisco and the Oakland charters were involved. It was difficult to find a venue large enough for the free concert but ultimately Altamont Raceway in the Livermore Valley was decided upon.

There was no place to park so when Sonny, Sharon and some of the other Oakland members drove in they improvised and drove their bikes right up to the stage. They were escorted on stage and introduced to the Rolling...

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