Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter - documentary

Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter
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Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter: The Rolling Stones have been rocking for more than half a century and despite all the band members being over 70 years old, they are only getting better at what they do.


This Rolling Stones documentary film “Gimme Shelter” directed by Albert and David Maysles was made in 1970 and focuses on the pinnacle of their career. It focuses specifically on the bands 1969 US tour which famously ended in disastrous Altamont Free Concert attended by more than 300,000 people and resulted in fights and a Hells Angels member killing someone. The name of the documentary comes from one of the most famous songs on the album “Let It Bleed” an appropriate name for a film about the insane things that happen with a band having such calibre.


Gimme shelter is one of the top counterculture documentaries of the late 60’s. Almost all the footage is filmed as it happened in real life showing a unique insight into this moment in history. For Rolling Stones fans there is also a number of their most popular songs played including “(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", “Jumping Jack Flash”, “Brown Sugar” and others.

Music, History

The Rolling Stones
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