It was August, 1969. Jason, Bernie, and Helen were on summer vacation from Walt Whitman High School. Slightly over a year ago was the second Kennedy assassination, and they were losing lots of friends in Southeast Asia.
Eagerly awaiting the imminent release of the Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ album, they were listening to the white album, and hoping to go to Woodstock in a week.
As they were enjoying songs like ‘Blackbird’ and ‘Helter Skelter’, a sudden knock came on the door. Pam and Larry, stunned, asked: “Have you heard what’s happened to Sharon Tate and her friends?”