London: Billboard, 1970. Offset printed tabloid newspaper. 12 x 16 in. Very good. Item #5368
The January 1970 issue of weekly British music magazine Record Mirror, reporting on the horror of the Altamont music festival that to many represented the end of the 1960s hippie era.
The newspaper’s cover story reports on the legal aftermath of the disastrous Rolling Stones concert at Altamont Speedway, California, on December 6, 1969. The article details the Senate committee hearing, where concert-going assault victims and witnesses detailed the incidents that broke out during the concert, resulting in four deaths and mass beatings, and one murder at the hands of the Hells Angels. The issue also includes regular music reviews, advertisements, interviews, and photographs.