Altamont Free Concert

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  • Rock N Roll Research Essay examples

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    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

  • Gender, Gender Norms And Sexuality In Gimme Shelter

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    Gender, Gender Norms and Sexuality in Gimme Shelter In 1969, the Rolling Stones played a free concert in San Francisco; the 

Altamonte Festival, with the goal of having a ‘thank you’ concert for fans, a day of

unity, celebration, a prime example of classic 1960’s freedom. However, the Altamont concert turned into what was arguably one of the biggest disasters in musical history, going from an event that was supposed to capture the essence of the era; a time of peace and love, instead turning

  • The Watts Music Festival

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    like never before: in the form of massive music festivals. In the late 1972, the black community came together for a concert known as Watts Summer Festival. In 1969, the largest music festival of its time was held, and was known as Woodstock. Later that year, the Rolling Stones put together a massive free concert in San Francisco known as the Altamont Concert. All of the concerts and music festivals were not aimed at making money or becoming famous, but about the unity of people through the art of

  • Humphrey Jennings's And Stewart Mcallister

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    The documentary is both observational and reflexive. Most of the time during the film, the audience feels as if they are part of the action. During the concerts, they see the band from multiple angles including being on the stage with them as well as being in the audience. However, during the performance of “Satisfaction” the drummer, Charlie Watts, looks directly into the camera for an extended period of

  • The American Counterculture and The Vietnam War Essay

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    The Nineteen Sixties were a time of grand turmoil in the United States. The nation almost came apart at the seams many times throughout the decade. The government was involved in a plethora of things at the time that the general population did not agree with. The most important was the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War was the most publicly protested war in the history of the country. There were many new forms of protesting used at this time. The most mainstream and effective way of protest was

  • The Role of the Vietnam War on the 1960's

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    The Vietnam War played a huge role in the 1960’s, over 50,000 people were killed, and the war began from a dispute from two colonies. Vietnam came apart along with Korea by an agreement of the north and the south. When John F Kennedy became president there were problems between Soviet Union and the United States. Cold war was getting worse and worse; President Eisenhower had to resolve the issues with berlin and Dictator Fidel Castro. These conflicts would eventually lead to a cordial resolution

  • Standing Out or Consumed

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    Standing Out or Consumed Music is one of the major pieces of entertainment that humans use to express themselves. It has a huge impact throughout the world. People worship music and sometimes they use music to worship their beliefs. Music is extremely fascinating as it adapts and evolves in today’s culture. Today there are numerous genres that range from being underground such as electro swing to something more mainstream like pop music. Music can be calm and peaceful or it can be explicit and or

  • Music of the Sixties Essay

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    Music in the Sixties The music of the sixties went through tremendous change. It shaped mush of the music we hear today. From New Orleans came Jazz, from the East Coast came rock, from the West Coast came Psychedelic rock, and from England came the Invasion. "In 1963 the Beatles shattered the dreariness of the music business. And with them came rock, the music of the sixties, and a music quite different from rock’n’roll." The jazz era had slowly faded away and in came the Beatles, possibly

  • The Rolling Stones

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    the charts in the United States was called “That Girl Belongs to Yesterday.” The Stones did not face the same censorship in the United States as they did in Britain, however, the band did face some controversy over an incident at a free concert performed at Altamont Speedway, outside of San Francisco. The Hell’s Angels were hired as

  • LSD and the '60s Music Scene Essay

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    In the sixties, the psychedelic music scene was at its prime and the world was full of hippie musicians that loved to drop acid and create some of the most interesting and innovative music known to man. During this time, drugs were a very popular part of the hippie culture and the prevalence of LSD helped to create the distinct genre of psychedelic music known as psychedelic or acid rock. Many bands and artists such as Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, The Beatles, and The Byrds were heavily influenced