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Danny Trejo recalled in a new interview about the time when The Beatles’ “Hey Jude” led to a riot while he was serving time in prison.

Speaking with NME to promote his new documentary Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejothe popular actor mentioned how he first heard the song while in solitary confinement for a year and a half in the late ’60s.

Trejo said, “It’s always real noisy and chaotic in the hole and this song comes on and you can barely hear it from the officer’s radio, and the hole got quiet and quiet and quiet.”

He continued, “It’s not good when the hole is quiet. And then, [Trejo sings] ‘Judy Judy Judy Judy Judyyyyyy!’ Sinks were broken! Toilets were flooded! We went just totally insane! That song was so beautiful it was worth a riot.”

And now that you’ve read that story, there’s a good chance you’ll never hear “Hey Jude” the same ever again.

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights