Mike Love memoir: Beach Boy Dennis Wilson watched Charles Manson shoot a man dead

Mike Love memoir: Beach Boy Dennis Wilson watched Charles Manson shoot a man dead

An explosive new book by Beach Boy Mike Love says late bandmate and cousin Dennis Wilson once confessed to him that he watched cult-killer Charles Manson fatally shoot a black man. Wilson approached Love in a California recording studio in 1969 "visibly shaken" and said: "I just saw Charlie take his M16 and blow this black cat in half and stuff him down the well," Love recounts in his new memoir Good Vibrations in a chapter obtained by People magazine. Wilson and Manson, a singer-songwriter, had become friends during their time hanging out in the Los Angeles music scene, and Wilson had spent some time at Spahn Ranch where Manson was setting up the commune that would soon become infamous.

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