Wednesday, June 19, 2024

(Watch) Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr at Dodger Stadium Perform “Helter Skelter” in Los Angeles as 50th Anniversary Tribute to Charles Manson, Good Old Days


It was just like 1969 again last night in Los Angeles. The Beatles’s Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr rocked the house at Dodger Stadium with a rendition of “Helter Skelter” just a few weeks shy of the song’s 50th anniversary association with Charles Manson. Good times!

Seriously, Manson appropriated the song from the 1968 White Album. McCartney didn’t play it live for a long, long time. So maybe this was his way of taking it back, in L.A., with Ringo banging those delicious drums. Good for them.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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