Charles Manson

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Charles Milles Manson (né Maddox, November 12, 1934 – November 19, 2017) was an American criminal and cult leader.wikipedia
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Dennis Wilson

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Before the murders, he was a singer-songwriter on the fringe of the Los Angeles music industry, chiefly through a chance association with Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys.
He was also known for his association with Charles Manson, a cult leader and songwriter later convicted of several murders, and for co-starring in the 1971 film Two-Lane Blacktop.

Helter Skelter (scenario)

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He claimed to be guided by his interpretation of the Beatles' lyrics and adopted the term "Helter Skelter" to describe an impending apocalyptic race war.
Charles Manson often spoke to the members of his "family" about "Helter Skelter" in the months leading up to the murders of Sharon Tate and Leno and Rosemary LaBianca in August 1969, an apocalyptic war arising from racial tensions between blacks and whites.

Lie: The Love and Terror Cult

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Recordings were released commercially of songs written and performed by Manson, starting with Lie: The Love and Terror Cult (1970).
Lie: The Love and Terror Cult is the debut studio album by American criminal Charles Manson.

Bobby Beausoleil

Other contemporary interviews and those who testified during the penalty phase of Manson's trial insisted that the Tate–LaBianca murders were copycat crimes designed to exonerate Manson's friend Bobby Beausoleil.
Robert Kenneth Beausoleil (born November 6, 1947) is an American murderer who was given the death sentence for killing his friend Gary Hinman, a fellow associate of Charles Manson and members of his communal "Family", on July 27, 1969.

Charles Manson discography

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Recordings were released commercially of songs written and performed by Manson, starting with Lie: The Love and Terror Cult (1970).
Several recordings by Charles Manson and members of his "Family" have been released since Manson was indicted in late 1969 for the murders of Tate and LaBianca.

Never Learn Not to Love

Cease to Exist
In 1968, the Beach Boys recorded Manson's song "Cease to Exist", retitled "Never Learn Not to Love" as the B-side on one of their singles, but without a credit to Manson.
The song was actually an altered version of "Cease to Exist", written by cult leader Charles Manson, at the time an ex-convict who was seeking a career as a singer-songwriter.

Donald Shea

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Manson was also convicted of first-degree murder for the deaths of Gary Hinman and Donald Shea.
Donald Jerome Shea also known as "Shorty" (September 18, 1933 – August 26, 1969) was a Hollywood stuntman, actor, and victim of the Charles Manson murders.

California State Prison, Corcoran

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He served his life sentence at California State Prison, Corcoran and died at age 83 in late 2017.

List of covers of Charles Manson songs

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Various musicians have covered some of his songs.
This is a list of cover versions by notable music artists of songs written by songwriter and convicted murderer Charles Manson.

Tate–LaBianca murders

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In 1971, he was convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder for the deaths of seven people.
The murders were committed by Tex Watson, Susan Atkins, and Patricia Krenwinkel under the direction of Charles Manson.

The Beach Boys

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Before the murders, he was a singer-songwriter on the fringe of the Los Angeles music industry, chiefly through a chance association with Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys.
In June 1968, Dennis befriended Charles Manson, an aspiring singer-songwriter, and their relationship lasted for several months.

The Beatles (album)

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The Los Angeles district attorney said that Manson was obsessed with the Beatles, particularly their 1968 self-titled album known as the "White Album".
Cult leader and mass murderer Charles Manson was unaware that the term helter skelter is British English for a spiral slide found on a playground or funfair, and he assumed the track had something to do with hell.

Gerald Ford assassination attempt in Sacramento

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Family members were also responsible for other assaults, thefts, crimes, and the attempted assassination of United States President Gerald Ford in Sacramento by Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme.
Lynette Fromme, who was nicknamed "Squeaky" by George Spahn, was a follower of cultist Charles Manson, leader of the group convicted of murdering actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles, California, in 1969.

The Tomorrow Show

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The first, recorded at California Medical Facility and aired on June 13, 1981 was by Tom Snyder for NBC's The Tomorrow Show.
The show aired on NBC from 1973 to 1982 and featured many prominent guests, including John Lennon (in his last televised interview), Paul McCartney, "Weird Al" Yankovic (in his first televised appearance), Ayn Rand, Jerry Garcia, the Grateful Dead, Public Image Ltd, Ken Kesey, Charles Manson, The Clash, KISS, Ramones, and U2 (in their first American television appearance).

Federal Correctional Institution, Terminal Island

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His probation was revoked; he was sentenced to three years' imprisonment at Terminal Island, San Pedro, California.

Lynette Fromme

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Family members were also responsible for other assaults, thefts, crimes, and the attempted assassination of United States President Gerald Ford in Sacramento by Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme.
Charles Manson had recently been released from the federal prison at Terminal Island, and he struck up a conversation with her.

Charles Manson Superstar

Nikolas Schreck conducted an interview with Manson for his documentary Charles Manson Superstar (1989).
Charles Manson Superstar is a documentary film about Charles Manson, directed by Nikolas Schreck in 1989.

Manson Family

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In mid-1967, he formed what became known as the "Manson Family", a quasi-commune based in California.
The Manson Family was a desert commune and cult active in California in the late 1960s and very early 1970s which was led by Charles Manson.

Charlie Rose

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The second, recorded at San Quentin State Prison and aired on March 7, 1986 was by Charlie Rose for CBS News Nightwatch, and it won the national news Emmy Award for Best Interview in 1987.
The Nightwatch broadcast of Rose's interview with Charles Manson won a News & Documentary Emmy Award in 1987.

Vincent Bugliosi

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Prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi pointed out the dispute in the underground press over whether Manson was "Christ returned" or "a sick symbol of our times".
He was best known for prosecuting Charles Manson and other defendants accused of the Tate–LaBianca murders of August 9–10, 1969.

Phil Kaufman (producer)

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There, he took guitar lessons from Barker–Karpis gang leader Alvin "Creepy" Karpis, and obtained from another inmate a contact name of someone at Universal Studios in Hollywood, Phil Kaufman.
After getting out of prison (where he befriended fellow inmate Charles Manson), he was offered a job driving for Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull, who were in Los Angeles at the time for the mixing of Beggars Banquet.

Barker–Karpis gang

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There, he took guitar lessons from Barker–Karpis gang leader Alvin "Creepy" Karpis, and obtained from another inmate a contact name of someone at Universal Studios in Hollywood, Phil Kaufman.
While at McNeil Island Penitentiary Karpis began to teach guitar to the young Charles Manson, then known as “Little Charlie”.

McNeil Island

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In July 1961, he was transferred from the Los Angeles County Jail to the United States Penitentiary at McNeil Island, Washington.
The federal penitentiary's most famous inmates were probably Robert Stroud, the "Birdman of Alcatraz," who was held there from 1909 to 1912; Charles Manson, who before inspiring Helter Skelter in killing Sharon Tate and others in 1969, was an inmate from 1961 to 1966 for trying to cash a forged government check; and Alvin Karpis, who was transferred to McNeil Island in 1962, from Alcatraz as a result of its impending closure, to complete his sentence.

Look at Your Game, Girl

American rock band Guns N' Roses recorded Manson's "Look at Your Game, Girl", included as an unlisted 13th track on their 1993 album "The Spaghetti Incident?" "My Monkey", which appears on Portrait of an American Family by the American rock band Marilyn Manson, includes the lyrics "I had a little monkey / I sent him to the country and I fed him on gingerbread / Along came a choo-choo / Knocked my monkey cuckoo / And now my monkey's dead."
"Look at Your Game, Girl" is a song written by Charles Manson from his album Lie: The Love and Terror Cult (1970).