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Books about The 69 tour and Altamont
Posted by: stonesR1 ()
Date: July 4, 2019 00:29

I have read Joel Selvin’s book Altamont (which I thought was fascinating)..... Any other good read suggestions about this particular show and time of their career?

Thanks

Re: Books about The 69 tour and Altamont
Date: July 4, 2019 01:13

Here's another recent title - "Just a Shot Away: Peace, Love, and Tragedy with the Rolling Stones at Altamont"
by Saul Austerlitz

I've read both and would read another title if there was one.

Re: Books about The 69 tour and Altamont
Posted by: His Majesty ()
Date: July 4, 2019 01:20

You should read Stanley Booth's book. He was with them during 1969 US tour.

Re: Books about The 69 tour and Altamont
Posted by: GJV ()
Date: July 4, 2019 02:01

Yes, Stanley Booth's "The true adventures of the Rolling Stones" is a very good book.


You have also the "Let it Bleed" book from Ethan Russell about the '69 tour and Altamont.



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Re: Books about The 69 tour and Altamont
Posted by: Kennedy ()
Date: July 4, 2019 03:47

Ive probably read most of what other hardcore fans have read, and for my money, Joel Selvin’s book is hands-down the best documentation of Altamont.

Re: Books about The 69 tour and Altamont
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: July 4, 2019 03:57

Mikal Gilmore is working on one covering that time frame. Not sure when it'll be out though but it should be a good one.

Re: Books about The 69 tour and Altamont
Posted by: filstan ()
Date: July 5, 2019 00:31

Sam Cutlers autobiography is also excellent and he goes into great detail about how things went down at Altamont, before, during and after. Great book imo.

Re: Books about The 69 tour and Altamont
Posted by: sjs12 ()
Date: July 5, 2019 15:03

I would second the Stanley Booth book. It's my favourite Stones book along with Life.

Re: Books about The 69 tour and Altamont
Date: July 5, 2019 15:52

The '69 books are all good. Don't forget the Ronnie Schneider book.

The first one I read on Altamont was one of my very first Stones books period, a yellow one in German called "Let it Bleed". At that point I only knew many of the Stones songs by title only. I had never even heard "Love in Vain", "Stray Cat Blues", "Little Queenie", all of those, yet. I remember how I literally shivered in anticipation; those were the greatest words I had ever seen.

I assumed I had read the Selvin book. Because I automatically got it. But by then I had read so many stones books that I obviously just filed it away. This thread made me re-visit it. He really did deep research. EXCELLENT book.



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