CHARLES MANSON'S OVERTURE TO PHIL SPECTOR
July 26, 2009 --
CHARLES Manson -- a third-rate musician before he turned homicidal cult leader -- still has twisted delusions about becoming a pop star and wants to consult with fellow jailbird Phil Spector.
Rachelle Spector says her legendary music-producer hubby, now serving 19 years to life for the fatal shooting of actress Lara Clarkson, was recently transferred to Corcoran State Prison in central California, where Manson -- who masterminded the savage Tate/LaBianca killings 40 years ago -- is housed in a separate wing.
Soon after he settled in, "a guard brought Philip a note from Manson, who said he wanted him to come over to his [lockup]. He said he considers Philip the greatest producer who ever lived," Rachelle told Page Six. "It was creepy. Philip didn't respond."
Before his slaughter spree, Manson tried to launch a music career by hanging out with Doris Day's record-producer son, Terry Melcher, and Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys. The Beach Boys ended up recording two Manson songs -- one eerily titled "Cease To Exist," which the group changed to "Never Learn To Love." Melcher enraged Manson by severing ties and the maniac sent his gang to kill Melcher, whose former address was where Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate were living. The maniacs ended up killing Tate and four others on Aug. 9, 1969. Manson's old self-recorded songs have ended up on albums complied by collectors of the macabre and he's even taped new ones in prison.
Spector's producing credits include the hits "Be My Baby," "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Unchained Melody," and The Beatles' "Let It Be" album.
"I think Manson wants to glean some musical advice from Phil, who was a '60s music god with his 'Wall of Sound,' " Spector publicist Hal Lifson told us. "But Phil's like, 'I used to pick up the phone and it was John Lennon or Celine Dion or Tina Turner, and now Charles Manson is trying to get a hold of me!' "
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