Prisoners tortured during Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet’s bloody regime were brutalized in part by a pop soundtrack, new research reveals. Songs by pop legends George Harrison and Julio Iglesias were played at high volume during torture to enhance the psychological suffering of the prisoners, The Mirror reports. Torturers also played the soundtrack to Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord” was a repeat favorite.
But University of Manchester researcher Dr. Katia Chornik says that the music played in the prisons and torture camps was also a form of “testimony” for the prisoners, helping them “remember who they were and what they believed in.”