A Charlie Manson Wedding

He may not surf, but apparently Charlie does get married. Congratulations, Charles Manson.

I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that his bride, Afton Elaine Burton, . . .

. . . resembles former Manson Family member Susan Atkins, who was featured on the label of the “Death Valley ’69” single, . . .

. . . by Sonic Youth, with Lydia Lunch, their retelling of the Manson story:

Manson’s Family took over Beach Boy Dennis Wilson‘s house a few months before committing their murders. The Beach Boys even recorded one of Manson’s songs. “Never Learn Not to Love” . . .

. . . is a slightly rewritten version of Manson’s “Cease to Exist”:

And, of course, Manson named his vision of the upcoming race war he intended to capitalize on “Helter Skelter” after the Beatles‘s song:


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