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Michael Lydon

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Gimme Shelter:
The Decade That Spawned Altamont

In the fall of 1969, I landed the coolest possible writing gig: touring with the Rolling Stones on assignment from the New York Times (the Times rejected the hundred-page piece I turned in, but radical Ramparts printed it). The tour across America wa…

By Michael Lydon

Monterey Pop: The First Rock Festival

The Monterey International Pop Festival is over, all over. And what was it? Was it one festival, many festivals, a festival at all? Does anything sum it up, did it mean anything, are there any themes? Was it just a collection of rock groups of varyin…

By Michael Lydon