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WFUV Movie Music: Gimme Shelter (1970)

When David and Albert Maysles agreed to film the 1969 Rolling Stones American tour, they never imagined their movie would culminate in a murder. Employing their distinctive cinema verite style, they follow the Stones from Madison Square Garden to an Alabama recording studio to a free concert planned for San Francisco. The result is Altamont, a violent end to the peace and love spirit of the Sixties and a frightening look at the dark side of rock 'n' roll.

WFUV Movie Music: Hard Day's Night (1964)

A Hard Day's Night redefined what a "rock'n' roll movie" could be. United Artists had secured movie rights for the Beatles to obtain a successful soundtrack album. However, when director Richard Lester chose to go outside the traditional rock film formula, he created a cinematic and musical breakthrough. A great script and supporting cast, innovative visual techniques and performances from John, Paul, George and Ringo that exceeded all expectations combined to make this an unforgettable film.