Charles Manson Accomplishments

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“Charles Manson was an illegitimate, unplanned child, born to a 16-year-old mother. His mother was irresponsible, into drugs and criminal activity, and unable to care for a child. She reportedly sold him when he was a young child for a pitcher of beer” (Henderson). Sounds like an amazing childhood, right. Wrong. Charles Manson was bounced around from house to house, and because of that, his childhood was not that great. Because of his nerve wrecking childhood, Manson was bound to be a criminal. As the years went by and time took its course, Manson decided that he wanted to take a new turn in life and become a star.
All Charles Manson wanted to be was a music sensation and this was his opportunity. One day in 1968, two teenage girls were hitch
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This cult consisted of brain washing, hallucinogenic drugs, and worshiping Manson. They trusted him completely and did anything and everything that he said (Henderson). The Manson “family” soon moved into Dennis Wilson’s home. For a time, it was only girls who lived in the home but Manson was soon introduced. Now, Manson had already spent 12 years of his life in prison (Jolly). “His offenses ranged from pimping and the theft of government checks to grand theft auto and rape” (Henderson). During the time that Dennis and Charlie started talking and hanging out more during his stay at the Wilson home. They soon found out that both of them had a passion for music. Once Wilson and Manson started discussing about their music abilities, they started writing music together. Dennis once said, “I told them [the girls] about our involvement with the Maharishi and they told me they too had a guru, a guy named Charlie who’d recently come out of jail after 12 years. He drifted into crime, but when I met him, I found he had great musical ideas. We are writing together now. He’s dumb, in some ways, but I accept his approach and have learnt from him” (Jolly). After some collaboration and some song writing, Wilson then put Manson in contact with a man named Terry Melcher
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