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'Rock's Darkest Day': The Legacy Of Altamont, 50 Years Later

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Ageless as they seem to be, the Rolling Stones hit the road in April for another tour. 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of an earlier tour: their trek across America in 1969 that ended in tragedy at a concert in California. It's known by one word: Altamont. Here & Now's Eric Westervelt (@Ericnpr) revisits a conversation with author Joel Selvin about the infamous event.

This segment aired on February 27, 2019.

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