Stanley Booth - The True Adventures Of The Rolling Stones (1984)
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The 50 Greatest Books Written About Music
29. Stanley Booth - The True Adventures Of The Rolling Stones (1984)
Young journalist Booth weaselled his way onto the crew of the Stones' big comeback tour of the States in 1969 and inadvertently found himself present at one of the most terrifying rock shows of all time: Altamont. The road to the infamous open air show in December 1969 (in which a fan was stabbed to death by Hell's Angels) is paved with the Stones getting used to playing live again after a two year hiatus. As reportage goes, it's one of the best.