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Manson
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18 December 2009
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Amphion
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Having read the reference to Charles Manson, and having also read or seen various books, films and documents relating to those infamous murders of 1969, I think it should also be pointed out, despite the fact that Charles Manson did use Beatle references to try to justify his crimes, that it is also the belief of a number of commentators that Charles Mansons actions were as probably based on spite, rage and simple jealousy. Charles Manson had hoped to make a name for himself in music with the help of Beach Boy, Dennis Wilson... Dennis Wilson introduced Manson to the son of Doris Day, who at that time lived at the house in Cecilo Drive. But Terry Melcher (Doris Day's son) took no further interest in Manon, and this did enrage Manson. It would be easier to justify a plan of Revolution by quoting Beatles lyrics and Bible references to a bunch of young hippies than exclaiming that you want revenge for the fact that your chance at stardom had been thwarted. Manson sent the Family back to Cecilio Drive for no other reason than revenge. It was unfortunate for Sharon Tate, that she and her friends happend to be at the property on the occasion the family arrived. The LaBianca murders were simply a rouse to throw suspicion away from the family, once Manson realised that he had missed his intended target, and killed someone else instead. That is my opinion, anyway.

19 December 2009
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Interesting. I haven't read much about Manson and his family (I like sleeping at night and I like Helter Skelter), but what I have read is usually presented as if he really did believe that The Beatles were sending him messages. This makes more sense. I suppose he would have picked another celebrity(ies) if they weren't around in any case.

On a different note, did you read the article about the man who found out that Manson was his father? How freaky is that?

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19 December 2009
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No, no I understood you and I think your reasoning is sound. I was just saying if the Beatles weren't around he would have just picked something else. I.e. the Smother's Brothers, Beach Boys,  Laugh-In, Gilligan's Island, etc. Heck, he could have said that NASA was broadcasting messages from the moon and his followers would have believed him.

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20 December 2009
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God I know. I feel horrible for him because he seems like such a sweet guy. I hope he finds peace with it. That or they hurry up and come out with that drug that lets you forget certain memories.

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21 December 2009
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Joe said:

Fortunately the hippies normally didn't go for the swastika tattoo in the middle of the forehead look. I'm not sure I agree with George though.


 

I read in Dark Horse: The Secret Life of George Harrison that George actually admired Hitler because of his power, but obviously didn't agree with the way he used it. Apparently some of George's friends had posters of Hitler on their walls and stuff. And of course the swastika was a Hindu symbol originally. It weirded me out when I read it.

But anyway, back to Manson…

Has anyone seen the film Helter Skelter (about Manson)? I saw a bit of it on TV once but I didn't realise what it was so changed the channel because it wasn't about The Beatles which I hoped it would be. Is it any good?

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