The End Of The Beginning: Jefferson Airplane at Altamont
Jeff Tamarkin, Helter Skelter Books, Summer 2003
THE VIOLENCE AT Altamont had begun before the Airplane even arrived, when a number of Hells Angels, who had been amassing near the stage, wantonly attacked several concert-goers whod objected to their overbearing presence or didnt appreciate motorcycles being driven through the crowd. Even while Santana played the shows opening set, fights broke out, prompting Carlos Santana to beg for the peace and love hed seen at Woodstock only four months earlier.
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