Altamont: The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock’s Darkest Day

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I have been asked by fans to comment about the new Joel Selvin book. I can only comment on the detail about me–it is Fiction. I told Joel that I was finishing my book and would have to be circumspect when it comes to my input. The result is: his facts, dialogue, and opinions are fantasy, when it comes to me, my meetings and any of the Gimme Shelter information. Don’t believe it and don’t worry– I have the facts to back me up.

Exhibitionism – The Story of The Rolling Stones Part 1 and Part 2

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I am proud to be part of this:

The Rolling Stones have announced that they will stage their first ever major exhibition at London’s prestigious Saatchi Gallery, opening to the public on 6 April 2016 until September 2016.

To celebrate, Absolute Radio brings you an exclusive two-part documentary: “Exhibitionism – The Story of The Rolling Stones”, hosted by Danny Wallace. If you missed it, you can listen to both parts below:

Part one:

Part two:

My Book

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The book is almost done. I am going through the final editing and then on to design and the cover.  Those seeking the facts about the classic 1969 Rolling Stones tour and Gimme Shelter please hang on a little longer.  The myths will be dispelled with the facts. 

Don’t go towards the light –wait for the book!

 

An Honest Reporter-Al Aronowitz

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In early January 1971, I flew to NYC from my home in North Miami Beach, Florida to go snow skiing at Hunter Mountain. While on the plane I got a copy of the New York Post and saw an article by Al Aronowitz which was part of a series about Gimme Shelter. He was getting his info from John Jaymes. It was filled with misinformation and lies from the low life con man. Usually I don’t bother with reporters as they have their own agenda but the article infuriated me.  I called my old PR friend Candy Leigh and she said she knew the reporter,  he was a cool guy and I should talk to him. I called Al and we arranged a phone interview when I returned to Florida. We spoke for three hours and me of little faith wondered if it was worthwhile. It was, he posted a revised column and wrote the truth. This was the only time I had seen a writer care about posting the facts and following through.
New York Post Feb. 10,1971

I just saw this:

August 13, 2005 – Alfred G. Aronowitz, a pioneering rock journalist, dies of cancer in Elizabeth, N.J. He is 77. Aronowitz, who went by Al, was a brash, high-living character who paved the way for writers covering the evolving rock scene of the 1960s and subsequent cultural rebellion journalists like Hunter S. Thompson.

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