Discussion in 'Manson/Beatles connection' started by catscradle77, Nov 4, 2009.
John Lennon is sought as a defense witness for the Tate-LaBianca trial.
From October 1970:
So does that mean that Lennon was the only witness the defense planned to call to the stand during the TLB trial and since they couldn't get him, they decided to go with no defense witnesses? :
"We feel he may want to explain the lyrics" - The defense must have been out of their minds to even consider the possibility of this happening.
Makes you wonder too that Cass and John P. were issued subpeonas and never had to show either. Wonder if Dennis Wilson was given one as well.
I don't know the exact dates but in 1970, Lennon was in Los Angeles for his primal therapy sessions with Arthur Janov. While there's almost no chance in hell they could have gotten Lennon to the stand on behalf of the defense, if they had, I'm sure he would have been less than amused to be answering questions about the song Helter Skelter, which was written entirely by McCartney. And I might add, that at this point, he was not entirely pleased with his former partner so soon after their breakup.
I'm sure that Cass, Lennon, and every famous person the Defense wanted to call, paid extra money to their lawyers to keep them off the stand in that trial. It seems to me that the friends of the victims (meaning Tate, Sebring) were all for justice, "JUST LEAVE ME OUT OF IT" and if you dare try to get me to testify, I will fight it tooth and nail! JMO.
Lennon and the other Beatles were, by this point, so totally and utterly divorced and insulated by their fame from anything like ordinary life, it's hard to imagine what use they may have been as any kind of witnesses. And as Shea 73 says, Helter Skelter was a McCartney song. Of the others most often cited, Blackbird was also McCartney's and Piggies was a George Harrison composition.