Originally Posted by dudalb
Jagger didn't decide anything about the Hell's Angels at Altamont. Not only that, they were never hired as security at all. For some free beer they were supposed to keep people away from the power generators. They took it upon themselves to do more than that.
The decision to have the Angels guard the generators was made by the manager of the Stones and the manager of the Greatful Dead. This was by the recommendation of the Greatful Dead and the Jefferson Airplane because they had used the Angels before without any problems.
No, the Hell's Angels weren't there because of Mick Jagger.