Rock N Roll Research Essay examples

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First there was love and music. Then there was love, music, and a lot of drugs. Lastly there was love, music, a lot more drugs, and death…
The ugly turn was taken at the Altamont Speedway during a festival promoting free rock music and peace all around. The festival soon turned from carefree to tragedy with one lick of the guitar. The whole idea around the Altamont Speedway music festival was the idea of the ever so present Rolling Stones. The Stones being a rock band, who wanted to, in a way, mimic the basic idea of its predecessors, the Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock. The idea that the people of the time weren’t about fighting and violence; they were all about loving oneself, loving one another, and most importantly, loving the
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The angels threw the cans but drank most of it. Little did Culter know that instead of calming them down, he was just putting fuel on their fire. He not only gave them beer, he gave them the one thing they should have never been given, he gave them absolute power.
“Like the rest of the Stones’ tour, the group waited as long as possible before taking the stage. They wanted their entrance to be as great as possible. The lights around the medical unit were even asked to be turned off so that as their set began the only light would be a single spotlight on Jagger. Small fights kept on breaking out as the Stones played.
Meredith Hunter, an eighteen year old black man, was near the stage with a gun and a knife. As the Hell’s Angels attacked him with their pool cues, “Mick sang his song about how groovy it is to be Satan. Never has it been sung in a more appropriate setting.” The
Angels beat Hunter to death. “There could be no worse circumstances for making music, and the Stones are playing their asses off.” (Remember A Day:Altamont)
Soon after this happened and Jagger realized the extent to what had happened; he called for an ambulance and pleaded not only with the fans to stop the fighting, but he also begged the Angels to stop their rampage. Soon after that the Stones knew that in order to maintain some peace

Boylen, 3 through all the violence and hectic happenings, they needed
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