Presented by the UCSA, Radio Hauraki & Gold, come along and watch the landmark documentary about the tragically ill-fated Rolling Stones free concert at Altamont Speedway on December 6, 1969, and hear first-hand from someone who was there – the legendary Sam Cutler. In mid-1969 Woodstock defined the Love Generation; by the end of the year it lay in ruins on a desolate racetrack six miles outside of San Francisco.
The Rolling Stones will go down as one of the most iconic rock bands of all time, and Sam Cutler holds a special place in Stones history. Sam was the moustachioed tour manager in their concert documentary “Gimme Shelter”, who is seen coolly pleading with fans to climb off the scaffolding, and to get off the stage at the California speedway. His is also the voice heard introducing the band at the start of their 1970 live album “Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out.”
Now, Sam Cutler has decided that it is time to put to rest the myths and legends that have grown up around that infamous night at Altamont Speedway, and for the first time ever in New Zealand, reveals the truth in his candid and sometimes outspoken approach to discussing his history within the music industry.
Along the way Sam draws intimate portraits of other stars of the psychedelic circus that was the music industry in the sixties and seventies, including The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix & Pink Floyd.
This is an exhilarating, access all areas night of rock n roll from someone who has seen – and done it all! Don’t miss this – Book now!