Former Beatle part of Pinochet 'torture soundtrack'

Prisoners captured under the rule of Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet were subjected to a "torture soundtrack" of songs by Julio Iglesias and former Beatle George Harrison, it has emerged.

The solo material of former Beatle George Harrison (above) was used as part of a "torture soundtrack" under Chilean dictator, Pinochet. Credit: PA

Loud music played during a torture session was part of the psychological suffering endured by prisoners held in Pinochet's notorious torture houses, concentration camps and prisons.

Harrison's My Sweet Lord, [the soundtrack to Stanley Kubrick's film A Clockwork Orange, and songs by Spanish crooner Iglesias were played for days at a time, former prisoners told researchers.

Dr Katia Chornik, a researcher from University of Manchester investigated the use of music on prisoner's in Pinochet's regime.