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Yesterday I broke the news about Hollywood’s Walk of Fame committee planning on giving Charles Manson a star on Vine Street, between Hollywood and Sunset, for his contributions in music. I was expecting a rather negative response from readers and concerned American citizens who would be upset over the Walk of Fame’s board labeling Charlie as a “musician” instead of a “hippie cult leader”.
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The Hollywood Walk of Fame press representative seemed to also predict a backlash of negative public sentiment: “Many people will ask what contributions to music did Charles Manson make,” said the press rep, “and if it’s proper to include someone like Manson into Hollywood’s greatest, but it should be known that Manson had true music ability and much of his work was stolen or downplayed, especially after the Tate-LaBianca murders.” She also commented that, “…the Walk of Fame does not have an opinion on the criminal side of Manson. We are not here to look at that. That is not our job. Manson has served his time in jail and continues to do so. We are looking at his contributions to art. To Hollywood. To music.” (source )
Contrary to what the press rep and myself feared, public opinion has been very positive so far. Warm wishes and blessings have been generously expressed for Manson and his music. sCabbOy writes:
Well, it is a Walk Of Fame; stress the “fame”. We can all agree that Charles Manson is one of the most famous people in America since 1969. Charlie is a great musician, a great songwriter, a great singer and did more in 2 years of freedom musically than most “aspiring musicians” do in a lifetime. Manson recorded at Universal Studios (about 30 songs) in 1967 and recorded for Melcher/Wilson in 68. His music was recorded in 1970 by the Family and has released a dozen albums since his incarceration. Mike Love from The Beach Boys also said he destroyed the masters of a handful of other songs that the Beach Boys recorded that Manson penned.
Jeremiah MacKinnon writes:
I’m so happy to hear that Charlie is finally getting the recognition he deserves! I find his music to be very soothing and relaxing. It’s great music overall, and for him to actually be recognized with other famous musicians is something that should have happened a long time ago. The Beach Boys recognized it, and so did Guns and Roses. I’m happy for Charlie, and only wish he could be there to see it. I know one day I will make the trip to visit this star.
One reader even commented on Manson’s innocence and called for a new, fair trial. That user, Yael Bas Avroham, also wrote:
With G-d’s Help may Charles Milles Manson get he’s rights soon.
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