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December 6: A Day In Rolling Stones History

1970 – Release of documentary Gimme Shelter

Taking its name from the opening track to Let It Bleed, Gimme Shelter chronicled the ill-fated Altamont Speedway Free Festival and its fallout.  Multiple members of the camera crew even captured Hunter’s death, which was then shown in the film.  Mick Jagger was also shown watching the footage and is by far one of the most chilling moments in any documentary.

Gimme Shelter movie trailer

Trailer for the feature length documentary Gimme Shelter.


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.