Some amazing unseen footage of the Rolling Stones performing on November 30th, 1969 in Florida at the West Palm Beach International Music and Arts Festival has just been posted online by The Associated Press. The nearly 10-minute clip shows the band — along with then-road manager Sam Cutler — arriving at the Palm Beach International Raceway, with portions of six of the set’s 13 songs — “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Stray Cat Blues,” “Midnight Rambler,” “Gimme Shelter,” “Live With Me,” and “Little Queen.”

The West Palm Beach Show has been available on bootleg for years and took place the day after the original end of the Stones’ historic 1969 North American tour. Following the tour’s official wrap, the Stones performed at the festival and six days later played their infamous free concert at the Altamont Speedway in Livermore, California, which resulted in the murder of concert-goer Meredith Hunter by Hells Angel Alan Passaro.


  • The Rolling Stones‘ 1969 tour took in 24 shows in 17 cities and ran from November 7th through December 6th when the band played their ill-planned and ill-fated free concert at Livermore, California’s Altamont Speedway.
  • The concert, which featured security by the San Francisco branch of the Hell’s Angels, resulted in the stabbing death of 18-year-old concert-goer Meredith Hunter.
  • The Stones’ 1969 tour and performance at Altamont — along with the murder — was the basis of the Stones’ 1970 documentary Gimme Shelter.
  • The opening acts on the Stones’ 1969 tour were Ike & Tina TurnerTerry Reid and Chuck Berry — who performed instead of B.B. King on several dates.
  • The tour’s official live album, Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out: The Rolling Stones In Concert, was recorded on November 26th, 1969 at the Baltimore Civic Center and on November 27th and 28th at Madison Square Garden. There was extensive post production added to the raw tapes by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in 1970 at Olympic Studios.
  • Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out was released on September 4th, 1970 and topped the UK album charts and peaked at Number Six in the States.

CHECK IT OUT: The Stones on November 30th, 1969 performing at West Palm Beach International Music and Arts Festival: