It was one of the darkest moments in Rock and Roll history. On Jan. 19, 1971, pr…
Written by megarock on January 19, 2018
It was one of the darkest moments in Rock and Roll history. On Jan. 19, 1971, prosecutors at Charles Manson’s murder trial played a recording of The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter,” in deference to the rumor that Manson saw the band’s “White Album” as a blueprint for violent revolution.
The words “healter skelter” had been written in blood during the LaBianca murders. Manson believed that The Beatles had tapped into his spirit and that the songs on the LP were messages to him. He called the race war he wanted to start “helter skelter”.
The Beatles wrote the song about a slide in an amusement park in the UK.
Anybody remember seeing this when it was first mentioned?