By Ethan A. Russell
«Cette tournée, pour moi et beaucoup d'autres, c'était l. a. fin d'une époque, los angeles fin de los angeles liberté, de l'amour et tout ça. C'était trop énorme pour durer.» Mick Jagger – Les souvenirs illustrés de four hundred pictures de los angeles tournée des Rolling Stones à travers les États-Unis, débutée en 1969. L'auteur immortalise cette époque marquée par le sexe, los angeles drogue et le rock'n roll et recueille les témoignages des membres de los angeles tournée et des célébrités de l. a. musique qu'ils ont croisées (Tina Turner, Chuck Berry, etc.).
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Because the mild fell off, the faces light, turning into indecipherable, a part of the compressed mass of blackness stretching out into the evening. unexpectedly, in the course of that mass, the place there has been no area, totally no house in any respect, I observed a circle of our bodies open, crazily, like a sea urchin’s mouth whilst a wave rolls over it. That circle may fast widen until eventually there has been an empty circle might be thirty toes in diameter. This sight surprised me. I knew to a simple task that the single means for that area to open used to be for individuals to swarm again excessive of these in the back of them, manhandling one another out of ways. * * * “There was once a low explosive thump! within the crowd to the precise of the degree, and oily blue-white smoke swirled up. humans have been pushing, falling, a very good gap commencing as they moved immediately clear of the guts of the difficulty. ” STANLEY sales space * * * invoice Wyman: “We will be midway via a track, and all of sudden there has been a few commotion over there, and the Angels have been beating the shit out of a few man. the gang may open, and also you could see six Angels simply whacking them with pool cues, and also you notion, What’s occurring? It simply went on like that. each or 3 mins anything used to be happening within the crowd, or the facet of the level, or someplace. It simply obtained worse and worse. You couldn’t stroll off the level. You couldn’t simply cease whilst a majority of these humans had come to work out you. ” Stanley writes, Keith set out on “Sympathy for the satan” as Mick sang, “I used to be ’round while Jesus Christ / Had his second of doubt and ache. ” there has been a low explosive thump! within the crowd to definitely the right of the level, and oily blue-white smoke swirled up. humans have been pushing, falling, a superb gap starting as they moved immediately clear of the guts of the difficulty. I had no inspiration humans in a crowd may stream so quick. Mick stopped making a song however the song chugged on, 4 bars, 8, after which Mick shouted, “Hey! Heeey! Keith-Keith-Keith! ” through now basically Keith used to be taking part in, yet he used to be taking part in as loud and as challenging as ever, the best way the band is meant to do. “Will you cool it and I’ll attempt to cease it,” Mick stated, so Keith stopped. For me, having a look down on all of it from my perch at the truck, issues have been taking place that didn’t compute. there has been no precedent in my reviews for the scenes I stored seeing. It appeared to drag on and on whereas I stored waiting for Mick to prevent it, by some means. I naively believed he had the ability and was once dissatisfied he appeared so timid. Keith, a lot bolder, attempted to place a cease to it—and then used to be informed an individual within the viewers had a gun and used to be taking pictures on the degree. that somebody used to be Meredith Hunter, a tender black guy from Oakland. He had come to the live performance in his black Mustang observed by way of Patty Bredehoft, a seventeen-year-old white woman. Early on he informed Patty that he was once going again to the auto, that he sought after his gun in case there has been any difficulty. At his motor vehicle Hunter retrieved a long-barreled . 22-caliber pistol from the trunk, caught it into his waist-band, and coated it along with his coat. He lower back to the live performance and, because it bought darker and the Rolling Stones have been approximately to accomplish, he made his means towards the degree.