In the early days of an embryonic Always Wear Red.
So around February 2015.
I watched this film a lot.
It is a docufilm called ‘Gimme Shelter’.
About The Rolling Stones.
And for some reason.
The Rolling Stones wear red scarves ever such a lot.
So I took a look.
‘Gimme Shelter’ was released in 1970.
The music is great.
And an enigmatic and brilliant Mick Jagger.
A man with a birthday on the same day as mine.
Takes centre stage.
Mick and I have many similarities).
This film is amazing.
Its focus is the disastrous Altamont Free Concert that took place on December 6th 1969.
They planned for an audience of 20,000 – 30,000.
And a third of a million people turned up.
The lead singer of Jefferson Airplane was punched unconscious mid-performance.
Hells Angels paced the stage as Mick Jagger sang.
The Grateful Dead refuse to take the stage at all.
(And this was caught in the footage).
A man in the audience was shot dead.
It is a film directed by Albert and David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin.
And it an insight into another time.
In this amazing world of ours.
A brilliant 90 minutes.