10. Kurt Cobain Doing Kurt Cobain Things at Reading Festival
At Reading Festival 1992, Kurt Cobain disguised himself in a wig and wheelchair pushed by music writer Everett Truman. It wasn’t clear why he did what he did but he and the rest of Nirvana gave one of the festival’s best sets in its whole history, a fitting spectacle for the band’s last performance in UK.
9. The String of Violence at Altamont Free Concert in 1969
The 1969 Altamont Free Concert would have been a fitting way to bid farewell to one of music history’s most important decades but what ensued was sort of an apocalyptic funeral of the legendary 60’s. It wasn’t certain how all the violence started but it could have been when a member of the audience punched Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger in the face when he stepped off the helicopter. While biker group Hells Angels were there to provide supplementary security, event goers were unsure if the group helped curb violence of if they fueled the fires. Needless to say, it resulted in the death of 4 attendees including Meredith Hunter, an 18-year old music fan who pulled out his gun at some of the Hells Angels.