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Altamont brought a crowd the Rolling Stones couldn’t control

November 21, 2019 | 3:08 PM GMT
On Dec. 6, 1969, more than 300,000 people gathered at the Altamont Speedway in Livermore, Calif., for an all-day festival billed as “The West Coast Woodstock.” But trouble began early.