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Charles Manson

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Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

Charles Milles Manson (born November 12th 1934, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.) is an inmate serving life in the California penal system since his conviction in 1970 for involvement in multiple murders. Before the murders, he was on the distant fringe of the Los Angeles music industry, known as an . He also had a chance association with Beach Boy Dennis Wilson. After his arrest, recordings of songs written and performed by him were released commercially, attributed to The Manson Family. The Beach Boys themselves had already recorded one of Manson’s songs, “Cease to Exist”, as “Never Learn Not To Love”, although without credit to Manson at first (later releases have varied). More recently, artists including Guns N’ Roses and Marilyn Manson have covered songs by Manson.

Manson had met Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson and his associate Terry Melcher, the son of actress Doris Day. Gram Parson’s manager Phil Kaufman recorded Manson’s songs on a reel to reel tape, and the Beach Boys somehow ended up rearranging a Manson composition (recorded on September 11, 1967) in 1968. The song chosen was Manson’s song “Cease to Exist”, which the Beach Boys re-titled “Never Learn Not to Love”. Much to Manson’s chagrin, his name was left off the credits when it appeared as a b-side.

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  • Amrabart

    time for a recent picture: http://www.last.fm/music/Charles+Manson/+images/101599579

    17 Oct 4:03pm Reply
  • spacepotatoss

    Misunderstood genius most accurate tag ever

    10 Oct 3:22pm Reply
  • Aixi0n

    what an enchanting voice, i can see how he persuaded so many women to help him

    7 Oct 7:10pm Reply
  • lhero55

    B R A Z I L

    22 Sep 6:17pm Reply
  • Cocteauholic

    @Bastard1, leaving the murder thing aside; being distant of what you claim as 'reality', which might be YOUR view of reality, doesn't mean it's of less value or meaning to others, and showing no respect or understanding to the so-called 'mental cases' proves how poor is your 'reality'.

    16 Sep 1:48am Reply
  • The_SchizoidMan

    Misunderstood genius? I'd say son of a bitch.

    27 Aug 2:17pm Reply
  • Toadmang

    the dude is not a hipster, nor a hippie, he is on the path of righteousness that everyone else claims to identify with before being cool was fucking cool. as in, what would jesus do? what is wrong with being an honest expression of your own life and trust within yourself as a good person. Charles Manson is real, and he makes music that makes everything else pale in comparison. nowadays, being a hipster means wearing anything different, which doesnt fucking matter anyways, cause the surface is just a shell of you are. listen to the music, or what he talks about and if it doesn't compute, try again later hahaha.

    20 Aug 2:49pm Reply
  • Bastard1

    "Misunderstood genius?" Hey, being an ironic hipster douchebag is all well and good (it's not, though), but glorifying a fucking mental case and murderer, even in jest, makes you give off the appearance of being as distant from reality as the man himself.

    18 Aug 11:28pm Reply
  • armw

    PROPHETE

    14 Aug 8:35pm Reply
  • rtms1988

    Horror.... horror....

    23 Jul 5:09am Reply
  • Malyarok

    COME TO BRAZIL

    20 Jul 1:31pm Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    классный чувак, жаль убийца.

    19 Jul 8:31pm Reply
  • Toadmang

    the similar artist list features nobody that plays music like Manson, but I figure it'd be difficult to find anyone that plays like him. If there is any artist out there that does similar stuff, I would like to hear it.

    19 Jul 12:01am Reply
  • Neidenz

    PLEASE COME TO BRAZIL [6]

    11 Jul 2:03pm Reply
  • Amrabart

    how is Dennis Wilson not topping the similar artists list?

    17 Jun 10:01pm Reply
  • prttyvisitors

    #what the armies of satan listen to as they impale babies

    6 Jun 3:51pm Reply
  • juuortiz

    essa risada ♥

    19 May 7:23pm Reply
  • Maquina_Muerte

    FREE HAT !!!

    19 May 7:14pm Reply
  • jamesusillxd

    PLEASE COME TO BRAZIL [5]

    17 May 10:30pm Reply
  • BobRozga

    FREE MANSON

    6 May 10:19pm Reply
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