Altamont

Altamont
Author: Joel Selvin
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780062444271
Available:
Release: 2016-08-16
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this breathtaking cultural history filled with exclusive, never-before-revealed details, celebrated rock journalist Joel Selvin tells the definitive story of the Rolling Stones’ infamous Altamont concert, the disastrous historic event that marked the end of the idealistic 1960s. In the annals of rock history, the Altamont Speedway Free Festival on December 6, 1969, has long been seen as the distorted twin of Woodstock—the day that shattered the Sixties’ promise of peace and love when a concertgoer was killed by a member of the Hells Angels, the notorious biker club acting as security. While most people know of the events from the film Gimme Shelter, the whole story has remained buried in varied accounts, rumor, and myth—until now. Altamont explores rock’s darkest day, a fiasco that began well before the climactic death of Meredith Hunter and continued beyond that infamous December night. Joel Selvin probes every aspect of the show—from the Stones’ hastily planned tour preceding the concert to the bad acid that swept through the audience to other deaths that also occurred that evening—to capture the full scope of the tragedy and its aftermath. He also provides an in-depth look at the Grateful Dead’s role in the events leading to Altamont, examining the band’s behind-the-scenes presence in both arranging the show and hiring the Hells Angels as security. The product of twenty years of exhaustive research and dozens of interviews with many key players, including medical staff, Hells Angels members, the stage crew, and the musicians who were there, and featuring sixteen pages of color photos, Altamont is the ultimate account of the final event in rock’s formative and most turbulent decade.

Letters from Altamont in the Capital to His Friends in the Country

Letters from Altamont in the Capital  to His Friends in the Country
Author: Charles Jenner
Pages: 272
ISBN: OSU:32435018529016
Available:
Release: 1767
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Altamont

Altamont
Author: Keith C. Lee
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781439646588
Available:
Release: 2014-08-04
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Located on the western edge of the sprawling Van Rensselaer patent, the village of Altamont was originally called Knowersville. It first gained prominence as a stopping-off place for early travelers struggling along trails from the Hudson River to the Schoharie Valley. As time passed, roads improved and commerce grew. Once the railroad arrived in 1863, the trip from Albany took just 45 minutes, and travelers quickly embraced the beauty of the Helderberg escarpment. A commercial center, including hotels, shops, and small manufacturers, grew quickly around the new train station, and well-to-do Albanians seeking respite from city heat bought property for summer mansions on the hillside above the village. The Altamont Fair supported local agriculture and brought in visitors from around the world. Altamont reveals the beginnings of this little village under the Helderbergs.

PGT PG E and Altamont Natural Gas Pipeline Projects Draft environmental impact statement

PGT PG E and Altamont Natural Gas Pipeline Projects  Draft environmental impact statement
Author: United States. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCBK:C024883590
Available:
Release: 1991
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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PGT PG E and Altamont Natural Gas Pipeline Projects CA ID MT OR UT WA WY

PGT PG E and Altamont Natural Gas Pipeline Projects  CA ID MT OR UT WA  WY
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: NWU:35556031033905
Available:
Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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PGT PG E and Altamont Natural Gas Pipeline Projects Comments

PGT PG   E and Altamont Natural Gas Pipeline Projects  Comments
Author: United States. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCBK:C040511908
Available:
Release: 1991
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The proposed PGT/PG & E and Altamont pipeline projects are proposing to transport up to 755 and 700 MMcf/d, respectively, of natural gas from various Canadian sources to southern California for a variety of uses including local distribution companies (LDCs), power generation facilities, electric utilities, industrial gas users, and enhanced oil recovery operations (EOR) throughout southern California. PGT/PG & E's proposal also includes transporting natural gas from Canada to customers in the Pacific Northwest.

The Road Past Altamont

The Road Past Altamont
Author: Gabrielle Roy
Pages: 146
ISBN: 0803289480
Available:
Release: 1993-01-01
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First published in French in 1966, The Road Past Altamont pierces to the heart of a child's world, craeting a delicate, yet substantial network of impressions, emotions, and relationships. In her writing, Gabrielle Roy allowed "nothing extraneous or false to stand," according to the translator, Joyce Marshall. The literary style of Roy, whose fiction reflects her childhood on the Canadian prairie, has often been compared to that of Willa Cather.øThe Road Past Altamont takes a sensitive French-Canadian girl, Christine, from childhood innocence to maturity. Four connected stories reveal profound moments during her early years in the vastness of Manitoba. Christine's testament to Grandmother's creative power, her great adventure with an old gentleman at Lake Winnipeg and her clandestine one with a crude family of movers, her journey through time and space with aging Maman?all these characters and events convey Gabrielle Roy's preoccupation with childhood and old age, the passage of time and mystery of change, and the artist's relation to the world.

The Beggar Boy Or History and Adventures of James Altamont Afterwards Earl Altamont Etc

The Beggar Boy  Or  History and Adventures of James Altamont  Afterwards Earl Altamont  Etc
Author: James ALTAMONT
Pages: 36
ISBN: BL:A0024247310
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Release: 1805
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Letters from Altamont in the capital to his friends in the country By Charles Jenner

Letters from Altamont in the capital to his friends in the country   By Charles Jenner
Author: ALTAMONT.
Pages: 272
ISBN: BL:A0017460938
Available:
Release: 1767
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Just a Shot Away

Just a Shot Away
Author: Saul Austerlitz
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781250083203
Available:
Release: 2018-07-10
Editor: Thomas Dunne Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“The most blisteringly impassioned music book of the season.” —New York Times Book Review A thrilling account of the Altamont Festival—and the dark side of the ‘60s. If Woodstock tied the ideals of the '60s together, Altamont unraveled them. In Just a Shot Away, writer and critic Saul Austerlitz tells the story of “Woodstock West,” where the Rolling Stones hoped to end their 1969 American tour triumphantly with the help of the Grateful Dead, the Jefferson Airplane, and 300,000 fans. Instead the concert featured a harrowing series of disasters, starting with the concert’s haphazard planning. The bad acid kicked in early. The Hells Angels, hired to handle security, began to prey on the concertgoers. And not long after the Rolling Stones went on, an 18-year-old African-American named Meredith Hunter was stabbed by the Angels in front of the stage. The show, and the Woodstock high, were over. Austerlitz shows how Hunter’s death came to symbolize the end of an era while the trial of his accused murderer epitomized the racial tensions that still underlie America. He also finds a silver lining in the concert in how Rolling Stone’s coverage of it helped create a new form of music journalism, while the making of the movie about Altamont, Gimme Shelter, birthed new forms of documentary. Using scores of new interviews with Paul Kantner, Jann Wenner, journalist John Burks, filmmaker Joan Churchill, and many members of the Rolling Stones' inner circle, as well as Meredith Hunter's family, Austerlitz shows that you can’t understand the ‘60s or rock and roll if you don’t come to grips with Altamont.

Bird Risk Behaviors and Fatalities at the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area Period of Performance March 1998 December 2000

Bird Risk Behaviors and Fatalities at the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area  Period of Performance  March 1998 December 2000
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781428917316
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: DIANE Publishing
Language: en

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Altamont pass

Altamont pass
Author: Suzanne Arleen Walther
Pages: 466
ISBN: UCAL:X59213
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The American Shropshire Sheep Record

The American Shropshire Sheep Record
Author: Mortimer Levering
Pages: 329
ISBN: CORNELL:31924089854297
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Release: 1898
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Includes constitution, rules and breeders of the Association.

The Road Past Altamont

The Road Past Altamont
Author: Gabrielle Roy
Pages: 146
ISBN: UOM:39015014644242
Available:
Release: 1976
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First published in French in 1966, The Road Past Altamont pierces to the heart of a child's world, craeting a delicate, yet substantial network of impressions, emotions, and relationships. In her writing, Gabrielle Roy allowed "nothing extraneous or false to stand," according to the translator, Joyce Marshall. The literary style of Roy, whose fiction reflects her childhood on the Canadian prairie, has often been compared to that of Willa Cather. The Road Past Altamont takes a sensitive French-Canadian girl, Christine, from childhood innocence to maturity. Four connected stories reveal profound moments during her early years in the vastness of Manitoba. Christine's testament to Grandmother's creative power, her great adventure with an old gentleman at Lake Winnipeg and her clandestine one with a crude family of movers, her journey through time and space with aging Maman - all these characters and events convey Gabrielle Roy's preoccupation with childhood and old age, the passage of time and mystery of change, and the artist's relation to the world.

Story of the Altamont Reformed Church as Portrayed in Discourse

Story of the Altamont Reformed Church  as Portrayed in Discourse
Author: Anonim
Pages: 10
ISBN: NYPL:33433086834649
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Release: 1931
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A Pilot Golden Eagle Population Study in the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area California

A Pilot Golden Eagle Population Study in the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area  California
Author: Anonim
Pages: 218
ISBN: UCBK:C067016140
Available:
Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Wind Energy Forecasting of a Wind Turbine Farm in the Altamont Pass Through Wind Tunnel Modeling

Wind Energy Forecasting of a Wind Turbine Farm in the Altamont Pass Through Wind Tunnel Modeling
Author: Shihao Zheng
Pages: 310
ISBN: UCAL:X66176
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The American Shropshire Sheep Record

The American Shropshire Sheep Record
Author: Mortimer Levering,Julia M. Wade
Pages: 329
ISBN: PSU:000055550109
Available:
Release: 1916
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Portable Altamont

Portable Altamont
Author: Brian Joseph Davis
Pages: 93
ISBN: 9781552451618
Available:
Release: 2005
Editor: Coach House Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Deliciously wicked satires about local and international celebrities, the poems in Portable Altamont evince an irrepressible grasp of the zeitgeist, its machinations and manipulations, its possibilities and puerility. Who other than artist and raconteur Brian Joseph Davis could have imagined Margaret Atwood as a human beatbox, Jessica Simpson applying for arts grants or the Swedish Chef reciting T. S. Eliot? Davis uses every literary form available to revel in and rearrange pop culture. Even the index turns into a short story about Luke Perry's descent into a shadowy underworld of Parisian intellectuals and terrorists. A word of warning: this book is a complete and utter fiction. Philip Roth is not David Lee Roth's brother. Reese Witherspoon is not a Communist cell leader, and Don Knotts has never been a New Age guru. The stuff about Nicole Richie, however, is absolutely true. Portable Altamont is that rare book that is both incendiary and compulsively readable. Getto it before the lawyers do! 'Innovative in form, striking in content, Portable Altamont loads a literary blender with pop-culture icons both high and low, tosses in a jigger of surrealism and a pint of sardonic wit, sets the controls for hypermashup and then decants a delirious, delicious smoothie with brain-expanding powers.' - Paul Di Filippo, author of Ribofunk and The Steampunk Trilogy

The Road Past Altamont

The Road Past Altamont
Author: Gabrielle Roy
Pages: 152
ISBN: 0771098561
Available:
Release: 1989
Editor: New Canadian Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In The Road Past Altamont, Roy daringly returns to the same characters and the nearly identical timespan of Street of Riches, but by looking at her subjects with an entirely fresh vision, she creates a wholly new and deeply personal story of young Christine’s decision to become a writer. This haunting and poignant tale weaves a delicate but substantial network of impressions, emotions, and human relationships.