Televised Tune: On the Tube This Weekend

Gimme Shelter documents the Rolling Stones’ tumultuous tour of the United States in 1969. Over the course of the film you get a behind-the-scenes look at how the infamous Altamont Festival went so horribly wrong. Directors Albert and David Maysles’ direct cinema techniques give you the feeling that you’re a fly on the wall for the beginning of the tour, the recording of Wild Horses and the Altamont disaster. There’s never a dull moment for the Rolling Stones.

Friday [all times Eastern]:

  • Bonnie Raitt and Lyle Lovett team up for a special edition of Crossroads [MHD 10:00 PM]
  • Lenny Kravitz plays his latest single on The Late Show with David Letterman [CBS 11:35 PM]
  • Classic Albums examines Cream’s epic Disraeli Gears [VH-1 Classic 12:00 AM]


  • Gimme Shelter chronicles the highs and lows of the Rolling Stone’s 1969 US Tour [SHO Next 10:00 AM]
  • This week’s Austin City Limits repeat features a classic Etta James performance [PBS Check Local Listings]
  • VH-1’s Rock Docs takes a look at Air Guitar Nation [VH-1 9:00 PM]


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