January 19, 1971

January19Today in 1971, tracks from The Beatles’ White Album, including ‘Helter Skelter’, were played in court during the Sharon Tate murder trail.

The court was looking to see if the songs could have influenced Charles Manson and his followers to commit murder.

Tate, an actress who was married to film director Roman Polanski, was eight-and-a-half months pregnant when she and four others were murdered in her home.

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