'Gimme Shelter' is more than just a concert film or even a documentary - it is a sign of the times, signalling the high water mark of the 60s free-spirited and care-free attitude to life set to some excellent performances and fly on the wall filmmaking.
The disastrous Altamont Free Concert is chronicled here, which the Stones headlined supported by the likes of Ike and Tina Turner, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Jefferson Airplane.
By the end of the evening 18-year-old Meredith Hunter was stabbed to death by a member of the Hells Angels motorcycle club who were providing 'security' at the event. 'Gimme Shelter' is endlessly fascinating and depicts a side to popular music seldom seen before or since.
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