Thursday, July 30, 2009

Phil Spector & Charles Manson: Makin' music together???

Charles Manson. One of the central figures in the Laurel Canyon Saga from Dave McGowan has reached out to convicted killer, and producer extraordinaire Phil Spector. Who knows maybe they already have some history?

Phil Spector >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Charles Manson

Convicted cult leader Charles Manson has reached out to convicted music producer Phil Spector suggesting that the two jailbirds collaborate on pop songs. Both men are serving life sentences in central California's Corcoran State Prison.

Manson contacted Spector shortly after the producer arrived, dispatching a guard with a note. "[Manson] said he wanted him to come over to his [cell]," Spector's wife, Rachelle, told the New York Post. "He said he considers Philip the greatest producer who ever lived."

Manson and his followers recorded songs with the Beach Boys' Dennis Wilson. Terry Melcher, who produced the Byrds' Turn, Turn, Turn, was another acquaintance – and a target – of the group.

From another article:

In the 1960s, Manson befriended the Beach Boys' Dennis Wilson and the group (Beachboys) released a reworked version of his track 'Cease To Exist' as 'Never Learn Not To Love' in 1968.

Anyone ever heard that one, not being a Beach Boys fan at all....

Manson has made several records while in prison


  1. roger (that guy)July 30, 2009 at 9:19 PM

    O' Penny ! You've really outdone yourself on this one ! Check out the 7/21 entry on the above...

  2. Cool! Have you ever heard any Manson songs? I've heard a couple and they're not bad. No wonder Neil Young wanted him to audition. Besides, as if he could be worse than David Crosby, ha!

    Otherwise spooky photos! Where did Phil Spector's hair go?

  3. The first thing I did when I read this was laugh!
    It was tooooo funny.
    It was like Laurel Canyon brought up to date, or Laurel Canyon the sequel. It just struck me as funny and odd.
    Manson(mr mind control) reaching out to a convicted killer.
    oh yeah, and then Phil Spector's hair. Or lack of it, I should say.
    I wondered about those pics of him during the courtcase, I thought his hair was kind of weird.
    With this picture I understand it all.
    He looks small and kind of mousy in the pic.
    As for Charles Manson,having not seen any pics of him for years and years, he is older.
    I will check that out roger, thanks and nobody I have never heard any manson songs... if you know where they can be found????

  4. roger!
    this sentence alone.....

    "The principal job of any intelligence agency is not to gather intelligence. It is rather to make everyone too ignorant and too stupid to ask the right questions and to foment the disturbances that make it too difficult and too painful to be intelligent. It must create muddy water."


  5. silv! You managed to take a break from sailing?
    Was it boring you to tears?

  6. In a word NO, it's just that it's storming like a son of a bitch so I'm stuck in the cabin with not much better to do.

  7. I wouldn't laugh too hard, Pen, because guess who together would make for an irresistible reality show concept (or anything else, for that matter; and have the connections to close the deal) ? I can see the Fox executives salivating at the potential ad revenues right now. Together these guys could make millions just having them talk to each other or just, you know, making sandwiches with funny wigs on. It's going to happen....Is Oliver Stone busy ?

  8. But that isn't the whole story, not at all...Or is it ?

  9. OOOO' YEAH ?

  10. (OOoo' Yeah ?)

  11. Listen 7/30/09

  12. hey roger, what a reality show that would be!
    Perhaps Manson could mind control Spector for the audience, in between Spector producing Charlies latest musical works.

    While they both enjoy the company of malleable young women?


  13. thanks to all who left links, I am in the process of listening to the radio program.

    Oh and the stuff on einhorn, I got to get back to that.

  14. oops one more thing, roger, I was thinking rather then Oliver Stone, how about
    Scorsese, Martin Scorsese

    Woodstock, Stones, The Band.

    that could be his gig Spector and Manson

  15. That's it ! Scantily clad 20-somethings happy to place their feet on the lower rungs to guaranteed eventual indusry involvement serving drinks to Charlie and Phil as they coach each other in proper gun handling and shooting accuracy ! Under constant guard supervision, of course.