Charles Manson, is one of the names in the American history of crime that still runs shivers among people. The psychopath slaughter seven innocent lives in the most cruelest way possible. Murder Made Me Famous Season 2 wouldn’t have found a more deadly criminal case than his to hit the screen for the second time. As per the records goes, the reason behind the murders is shocking. Do you know that music led to this horrifying massacre? Here are some mind-boggling revelations about Manson’s menace.
Charles Manson, who is serving a life sentence, can be called a symbol of the devil. A convicted serial killer, he was the man behind Tate Murders which he executed through The Family, a hippie cult group.
A little deep digging into his early life reveals that Manson didn’t have a healthy childhood and he grew up indulging in various criminal activities, ultimately landing in jail. He came in contact with notorious Alvin “Creepy” Karpis, past member of Ma Barker’s gang, who taught him to play steel guitar. Soon music turned into an obsession for Manson, who spent the six years of imprisonment in playing, writing, and composing music. He aspired to become a famous musician upon his release from the jail.
He was out from the prison on March 21, 1967. He started playing in San Francisco and got a good number of followers and formed the cult The Family. However, this was also the beginning of the end for Manson.
Through a contact, Manson got introduced to Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys and the band did record one of his songs, which appeared as “Never Learn Not to Love” on the B-side of their 20/20 album. Wilson, introduced him to Terry Melcher, Doris Day’s son and Manson was hoping high that Melcher would advance his music career. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen, leaving Manson disappointed and offended.
Deriving pieces from various religions, Manson started preaching his philosophy to his followers and manipulated them to do anything for him. With the release of White Album in 1968 by the Beatles, Manson said the band’s song “Helter Skelter” marked an upcoming race war which would happen in the summer of 1969 and it will see the blacks rise up and slaughter all the whites, describes History.
When his to prophesy fell flat, Manson said he and his followers must show the blacks how to do it. He ordered his followers to go to 10050 Cielo Drive in Los Angeles and kill everyone. Why this place? This house once belonged to Terry Melcher, the man who refused to help Manson in his musical aspirations. Unfortunately, Melcher was no longer a resident of that place and it was rented out by actor Sharon Tate and her husband, director Roman Polanski.
On August 9, 1969, four of Manson followers cruelly killed Tate, who was eight months pregnant and four others. The list included celebrity hairstylist Jay Sebring, 35; screenwriter Voytek Frykowski, 32; and Folger’s-coffee-fortune heiress Abigail Folger, 25, who were visiting her. The following night, Manson’s followers brutally killed Leno and Rosemary LaBianca in their home.
Charles Manson unfulfilled dream to become a rock-star can be considered as the prime reason for the first five murders, which led to two more killing. Can a broken dream drive one to a murderer? Share your opinions here.
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