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Monday, March 3, 2008

Did You Know the Hells Angels Tried to Kill Mick Jagger?

posted by on March 3 at 11:53 AM

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Neither did I! But a new documentary on the FBI claims it’s true.

Via eonline.com:

A documentary covering the history of the FBI set to air on Britain’s BBC Radio 4 has made public for the first time revelations that legendary rocker Mick Jagger was once the target of a failed assassination attempt.

The plan to off the knighted rocker was, per the documentary, hatched by a group of Hells Angels in the aftermath of the group’s ill-fated and infamous concert at the Altamont Speedway in 1969.

During the free concert, for which the gang was providing security, an 18-year-old male fan was kicked and stabbed to death by a group of Hells Angels in an incident that was captured on several cameras and that, remarkably, did not lead to the cessation of the show.

Following the fatal concert, Jagger made public a vow not to employ the protection services of the chopper gang anymore, which, apparently, was taken as a big enough slight for the group to seek rather drastic vengeance and attempt to take out the superstar.

Read the whole, very weird story here.

The documentary begins airing tonight on BBC Radio 4, Jagger’s episode will air March 11th.

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