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Old 22 October 2007, 12:32 AM
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Icon402 Music played during Manson murders

Comment: One rumor I've heard is that the Beatles song, Helter Skelter,
was playing while the Manson "family" committed the Tate/Polanski murders.

Another conflicting rumor is that the Mamas and Papas song, Twelve-Thirty,
was playing and the song (on a single 45, looping) was still playing when
a detective investigated the home the morning after the murders.

This second rumor seems less likely. The author of this rumor seems to
think that the words were written to describe the murders -- The young girls
murdered in the Benedict canyon at 12:30 -- even though the song was written
over a year before the murders.

Is there any truth to either rumor?
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