Cinema: Apocalypse '69

We all need someone we can bleed on

And if you want it, well, you can bleed on me

—Rolling Stones tune

The Age of Aquarius ended with the flash of a knife early last December on a tumble-down raceway near Altamont, Calif. The Hell's Angels' motorcycle club had been hired to guard the stage at a free concert given by the Rolling Stones. From the very beginning of the day, there were bad vibrations all around. The audience was tense and anxious, the Angels, armed with weighted pool cues and other implements of...

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