The Death of Meredith Hunter
A spontaneous, last minute concert, entry free.
Beset with major problems, clear for all to see.
The Frisco Angels held power, fuelled with beer.
A time of peace descended into a time of fear.
Confrontations broke out during the long day.
Violent fights all over the crowded speed way.
Missiles and punches at the performers thrown.
As the concert wore on the tension had grown.
The environment grew uneasy as darkness fell.
A story Meredith Hunter would never live to tell.
As the Stones performed on the tiny 4 foot stage.
Tragedy and horror struck in the Altamont cage.
Meredith Hunter stood out, dressed in lime green.
He branded a revolver, on camera it can be seen.
Confronted by a Frisco Angel armed with a knife.
‘Murdock’ was stabbed 5 times and lost his young life.