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Pin-up queens and satanic songs? We dig into FBI celebrity files

Over the years, the FBI has released a whole slew of celebrity files to the public. But while they may sound juicy, they’re really quite dry.

Most of the files deal with threats or extortion attempts made toward the celebrity (such as in the Whitney Houston file). Older files from the 40’s and 50’s deal with “Red Scare” postwar McCarthyism, linking many celebrities like Lucille Ball, to the Communist party.

However, after sifting through the files we did manage to find a few interesting tidbits. For instance, the FBI investigation into pin-up queen Bettie Page pretty much seemed like an excuse to acquire lots and lots of dirty magazines.

There was also a concern that the 1963 song, “Louie Louie” by the Kingsmen was somehow obscene. Because the song’s lyrics were so hard to decipher, people thought the song just had to be about sexy dirty time. Turns out, it’s not — though, nothing says lewd acts like a pan flute solo.

Finally, a religious group in Texas thought the band Kiss secretly stood for Knights In Search of Satan. However, the FBI failed to link them to any satanic activities or any activity that would present imminent harm to Kiss fans.

What about the epic 102 page report on Tupac Shakur? Let’s just say, we won’t be solving his murder for a long time.

Pin-up queens and satanic songs? We dig into FBI celebrity files

Over the years, the FBI has released a whole slew of celebrity files to the public. But while they may sound juicy, they’re really quite dry.

Most of the files deal with threats or extortion attempts made toward the celebrity (such as in the Whitney Houston file). Older files from the 40’s and 50’s deal with “Red Scare” postwar McCarthyism, linking many celebrities like Lucille Ball, to the Communist party.

However, after sifting through the files we did manage to find a few interesting tidbits. For instance, the FBI investigation into pin-up queen Bettie Page pretty much seemed like an excuse to acquire lots and lots of dirty magazines.

There was also a concern that the 1963 song, “Louie Louie” by the Kingsmen was somehow obscene. Because the song’s lyrics were so hard to decipher, people thought the song just had to be about sexy dirty time. Turns out, it’s not — though, nothing says lewd acts like a pan flute solo.

Finally, a religious group in Texas thought the band Kiss secretly stood for Knights In Search of Satan. However, the FBI failed to link them to any satanic activities or any activity that would present imminent harm to Kiss fans.

What about the epic 102 page report on Tupac Shakur? Let’s just say, we won’t be solving his murder for a long time.

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