'Altamont 1969' presents a previously unpublished series of photographs by Bill Owens, documenting the unique moment of the first large Rolling Stones concert at Altamont Raceway Park in California.
This took place during a period of protest movements in San Francisco. Bill Owens captured the young generation’s desire to stand up and raise their voice against the war in Vietnam, against segregation and racial discrimination, against authority in general. Slogans and billboards, sit-ins and demonstrations, are evidence of the cultural agitation of those years. Together with the Stones, other major rock bands appeared on stage, including Grace Slick, Jefferson Airplane, Carlos Santana and many others, while the Hells Angels were employed as security.
h275 x w205 mm
Introduction by Sasha Frere-Jones
Altamont 1969 Bill Owens 2019 Damiani
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