A line in Don McLean’s classic “American Pie”, recorded 50 years ago, references the hot summer of the Charles Manson cult murders in Los Angeles in 1969. For some reason that line sticks in my mind as we deal with our latest summer heat wave.
“Helter Skelter”, the title of a Beatles song, was scribbled in blood during the summer swelter of 1969 on the walls at the home of murdered actress Sharon Tate.
We will continue to deal with our summer swelter today as temperatures reach the mid 90’s under mostly sunny and humid conditions. The hot temps are expected to remain throughout the week.