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A couple of fights broke out and four people from the audience died. One was fatally stabbed by one of the Hells Angels. It is speculated that they even attacked Mick Jagger, but this fact was never proven.
Later on however they did try to put out a hit on Jagger for his negative comments about them after the festival disaster.
Obviously nothing came of it though. Needless to say he regretted his decision once they actually came to visit. Some of them were not allowed to cross the border due to their criminal records, but those who did show up definitely made an impression.
They took the Beatles hospitality for granted. They managed to devour all the food on display, leaving nothing for the band or employees of the label.
Harrison, who did not come to the celebration himself, had to do some hard work in convincing the hungry bikers to leave. I think at one point we might have walked off stage, but that would have been a disaster.
We just had to carry on and play the best we could. The real issue was that Mick Jagger and the band were confused by who the real Hells Angels were.
Though the group had hired them on the recommendation of the Grateful Dead who left before performing their set, having seen all of the violence erupt around them , The Rolling Stones had used them before.
Well, sort of. Follow me on Instagram for videos not posted elsewhere and help us get to 10k followers. The Hyde Park group stood back, drank tea, and largely let the police do any real work.
With Jagger so intent on not having any police at the Altamont event it left only the Hells Angels in charge.
With no authority higher than the bikers, they ruled the entire ,strong crowd with an iron fist. It meant as well as dishing out beatings, they also took whatever drugs and money they found too.
The entire event was a disaster. Though Mick Jagger would resolutely blame the gang, something which would see him become the subject of various assassination attempts from the Hells Angers, really the blame lay squarely on the head of the organisers.
It was a tragic day that we hope is never repeated. Violence at Altamont. Source thedailybeast. With so much chaos at Altamont, we may never know the finer details of the arrangements made between the Hells Angels and the organizers.
Hells Angels members would later claim that "security" was an overstatement, and they had merely been asked, in a vague way, to help out.
As a means of blocking performers from the crowd, gang members lined their motorcycles up in front of the stage. If anyone got too close to the performers, that also meant they were too close for comfort to the Hells Angels' bikes.
As the makeshift security guards became increasingly intoxicated, their means of crowd control became increasingly aggressive and questionable.
As the crowd grew restless throughout the concert, the Hells Angels responded by hurling full cans of beer, pool cues, motorcycle chains, and other objects into the crowd.
Instead of keeping the peace, they had incited mayhem. Countless people were seriously injured, including performers.
Even Mick Jagger took a punch as a result of the chaos. Meredith Curly Hunter, Jr. Source: google. Meredith Hunter was an year-old African American man who attended the festival.
In the excitement of the moment, he attempted to approach the stage while the Rolling Stones were performing. As he got close to the stage, Hunter was met with violence by members of the Hells Angels.
After being forced to leave the stage area, Hunter, who was discovered at the autopsy to have methamphetamine in his system, became enraged and returned to meet the Hell's Angels with a.The Hells Angels’ part in the violence that took place at the festival has always played a major role in the Altamont story. But Selvin said the notion that the Stones hired the Hells Angels as. The Hells Angels’ notoriety increased after they were hired to provide stage security for the Altamont festival, a free Rolling Stones concert presented at a motor speedway east of Oakland on December 6, A Hells Angels member was charged with murder in connection with the stabbing death of Meredith Hunter, an year-old male concertgoer, but was later acquitted. The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club (HAMC) is a worldwide one-percenter motorcycle club whose members typically ride Harley-Davidson motorcycles.. In May , a court in Utrecht issued a verdict that made the Netherlands the first country to completely ban the Hells Angels; other countries such as Germany had banned local chapters, but never before the entire club. He added: “The Hells Angels had a lot to do with it I got the impression that because they were a security force they were using it as an excuse perhaps the only thing we needed security for was the Hells Angels.” It was enough to make all the acts try to help out in keeping things cool. The Rolling Stones once decided to hire Hells Angels to work as security for their free-entry Altamont concert. Due to the concert being free the venue was flooded with people. What was even more bizarre is that the gang was not paid in money, but in beer.