This is the ONLY time you can meet Sam Cutler in person and have him sign one of his books for you in the area, other than Lockn’. The lines will be long at Lockn’. Here’s an intimate setting so you can really say hi and ask a question or two!
Sam Cutler has worked with two of the largest grossing live artists in the world, the The Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead, and therefore been at the center of some of the most exciting developments in the music industry.
He is best known as former tour manager for the Rolling Stones during the time when the band performed at the 1969 Altamont Free Concert. Credited with first describing the Rolling Stones with the now famous line “Ladies and Gentlemen, the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World…The Rolling Stones!”, Cutler appears in numerous scenes in the documentary film Gimme Shelter which covers the Rolling Stones’ 1969 American tour. Cutler can be heard on the Rolling Stones live album Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! introducing the band, and he is seen in the film Festival Express and the Rolling Stones in Hyde Park film.
Throughout his rock and roll career, Cutler was responsible for organizing some of the largest rock and roll shows in history outside of Woodstock including the Rolling Stones in Hyde Park, the Dead’s participation in the 1970 Festival Express Tour of Canada, The Summer Jam at Watkins Glen (at 700,000+ paid admission the largest single paid admission event in rock and roll history), and the 1972 European Tour of the Grateful Dead, the musical results of which can be heard on the Dead’s triple live album “Europe ’72”.
Recently published by Sam: You Can’t Always Get What You Want: My Life with the Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead and Other Wonderful Reprobates. An exhilarating, all-access rock memoir from someone who has seen and done it all, this telling recounts the many experiences of Sam Cutler, the former tour manager of the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead. With intimate portraits of other stars of the psychedelic circus that was the music industry in the 1960s and 1970s—including Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, the Band, the Allman Brothers, Pink Floyd, and Eric Clapton—this account is a must-read for all music fans. A detailed explanation of the infamous Rolling Stones concert in Altamont is also included.
Come say hello and buy a book!!! This FREE EVENT starts at 6pm!