Hells Angel MC Oakland chapter founder and President Sonny Barger.
Sonny Barger was president of the Hells Angels Oakland chapter
If you are so inclined, Hunter S. Thompson's seminal biker book "HellsAngels " is fascinating reading. It is centered on Barger and theHellsAngels Oakland CA chapter and contendsthatthe Angels bad reputation is largely a product of a zealous Californiaattorneygeneral whose misinformation became scripture in a further misguidedand sensationalist East Coast press deluge that forever changed theAngelspublic image , even among themselves. The motorcycle club has largelyspentfour decades trying to live down to that reputation.
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When Cutler asked how they would like to be paid, Williamreplied, "we like beer." Inthe documentary Gimme Shelter Hells Angels Oakland chapterhead states that the Hells Angels were not interested inpolicing the event, and that organizers had told him that he andhis fellow Angels would be required to do little more than sit onthe edge of the stage and drink beer. Other accounts also statethat the initial arrangement was for the Hells Angels to watch overthe equipment, but that Cutler later moved them, and their beer,near the stage to placate them or to protect the stage.