The Hells Angels’ Plot To Kill Mick Jagger

By Mike Devlin on Monday, September 23, 2013
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“But don’t play with me, ’cause you’re playing with fire.” —Play With Fire, The Rolling Stones

In A Nutshell

In 1969, The Rolling Stones headlined a concert at the Altamont Speedway in California. The event turned into a disaster when a member of the Hells Angels, who had been hired as security, stabbed a gun-toting audience member. When The Stones’ lead singer Mick Jagger spoke out against the biker gang following the incident, they hatched a plot to murder him.

The Whole Bushel

On Saturday December 6, 1969, a free concert was held at California’s Altamont Speedway. Featuring acts like Santana and Jefferson Airplane, the concert was set to culminate with The Rolling Stones as the closing act. The concert, which aimed to be a “Woodstock of the West” instead managed to be the death knell of the hippie generation.

As the day went on, the crowd, which numbered some 300,000, descended into a madness fueled by drugs and alcohol. Fights broke out and audience members tried to charge the stage, which was being protected by the Hells Angels. Although various sources dispute the issue, legend has it that the outlaw bikers were hired to provide security at the event for the bargain basement price of $500 worth of beer.

One audience member intent on joining The Rolling Stones was 18-year-old Meredith Hunter, who was jacked up on methamphetamine. His initial charge was met with a beating from the bikers, who chased him back. Meredith’s girlfriend begged him to stop, but according to her, he was “so high he could barely walk.” He returned to attack the bikers with a .22-caliber revolver, reportedly firing off at least one shot. Hells Angel Alan Passaro intercepted Hunter’s lethal charge, stabbing the teenager five times and then viciously beating him. The attack that was caught on film and featured in the documentary Gimme Shelter, and Hunter died at the scene. Passaro was charged with murder, but acquitted on the basis of self defense. Alan Passaro died in 1985 after drowning in the Anderson Reservoir in Santa Clara County. His death was labeled suspicious, but has gone unprosecuted.

In 2008, FBI agent Mark Young revealed that the Hells Angels plotted to kill Mick Jagger in the aftermath of the incident, angered when Jagger went on the record as saying he’d never again hire the Angels to provide security. A group of bikers attempted to land a boat outside the singer’s Hamptons, Long Island holiday estate, where they planned to enter from the rear to bypass the security at the entrance of the mansion. Luckily for Mick, their boat was hit by a storm, and the men were swept overboard. The Angels survived, but the plot to kill the Jagger was scrapped.

Show Me The Proof

The Altamont Festival brings the 1960s to a violent end
Hells Angels plotted to kill Mick Jagger

  • Exiled Phoenix

    Hells Angels on a boat. Yeah because a bunch of lardasses that are used to motorcycles is always a good idea. These guys weren’t geniuses!

    • g.g.palin

      Yeah but I love the imagery of a boat full of bikers going to kill Mick jagger. Comic genius.

      • Exiled Phoenix

        lol, agreed!

      • blackjack

        the cunt needs killing

    • blackjack

      big mouthed cunt n a hero aint ya. .

      • Paladine

        I’m a fucking saint mate. What’s it to ya?

        • blackjack

          fuck off to a clubhouse n open ya big cuntish mouth, see how long ya last , bedwetter

          • Paladine

            If I ever have a need to enter a biker shithouse, it won’t be to speak. As long as I have my two friends and a couple clips…

          • blackjack

            blah blah, armchair tough guy, yawn, bye now little fella

          • Paladine

            No… A realist. I do not enter a place unless necessary. One of two reasons I would visit some rat hole like a bikers club, either I would be a member or I was looking to end a member.
            No e would only be the latter, and no, I would have no mercy on biker sadistic scum.

          • blackjack

            your a fantasist. . .carry on dreaming. . . .

          • Paladine

            No dream. Just no chill when needed.

          • blackjack

            says you, self praise aint praise at all. . .

          • Paladine

            Lol… Neither are your words online.

          • blackjack

            . . .? . .aint about me little fella, its all about you. .

          • Paladine

            Lol. Look, take yourself, your little hillbilly uneducated gang of bikers and keep in mind. There are people that have zero respect for you, your gang, your family and any witnesses that may happen to be around if the need to murder you arises.

            People like you judge others far to quickly. I can guarantee you, that is a mistake.
            Everyone can be pushed to their edge. No chill left.

          • blackjack

            more drivel, whats a ‘gang’ got to do with it , ya watch too much news

          • Paladine

            Lol, your little side show of hells angels is nothing more than a gang. Your numbers are a very insignificant amount. I doubt any reasonable jury would find a decent individual for snapping and dropping your percentage a bit if that individual was so pushed.

            I wouldn’t convict a first time offender for taking out a biker gang member if that biker even looked at them wrong.

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          • Paladine

            If you read my challenge I said if you wanted some come here and I woouuuuuld end iit by curb stomping you. If you are so inclined, bring it.

          • disqus_xp4GYx7DZk

            Stick your ‘challenge’ up your a$$ and GFY…

          • Paladine

            Figures… you too broke or fat to get off your ass boy?

          • blackjack

            who gives a flying fuck what you think, ha ha , your a delusional cunt little fella, now fuck off i’m bored

          • Paladine

            Why don’t you get off your lard ass and come try and make me?
            It’s because you know… I would drop you like a sack of potatoes.
            Piss off

          • blackjack

            gimme your address then you cocksucking cunt, if you stopped playing with your mamma’s cunt long enough you might realise what a prick you fucking are .. . .whats your zip dick ? ha ha

          • Paladine

            59101… Why don’t you ride out here. There is plenty of space. Your family can visit your grave on my lawn.

          • blackjack

            where the fucks that, ah, billings, , rest of address needed, come on

          • disqus_xp4GYx7DZk

            He has his lotion and Kleenex out now…

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