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Rolling Stones Tour Manager Sam Cutler Finally Explains Altamont Disaster
All kinds of fascinating folks show up in Cutler's new tell-all book, 'You Can't Always Get What You Want' -- from Janis Joplin and Syd Barrett to shady gangster types and other unsavory characters.
Author: garry
Monday, April 5, 2010
Sam Cutler on Altamont


"Sam Cutler's claim to distinction is that he has served as tour manager for both the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead -- and he is finally willing to talk about the experience. The English-born Cutler got his start in the 1960s working at free concerts at London's Hyde Park, including a particularly famous one by the Stones that turned into a memorial for original member Brian Jones. That concert led to a job tour managing the Stones for their legendary 1969 American tour, which ended tragically at a free concert at Altamont, just outside San Francisco, when an attendee was stabbed to death by Hells Angels handling security."
-- via Spinner