The reason? Manson wanted to be a rock star and in the Beach Boys recorded one of his songs, Cease to Exist, as a B-side single without crediting Manson. Manson decided his first victims would be the occupants of the luxury French country-style home at Cielo Drive,. On August 9, , Manson followers murdered Tate, 26, who was eight months pregnant with son Paul. His original death sentence was commuted to life in Manson died at California State Prison in November at age
After the Tate murder, a Manson follower said Melcher should be afraid.
Terrence Paul Melcher born Terrence Paul Jorden , February 8, — November 19, was an American record producer , singer, and songwriter who was instrumental in shaping the mid-to-late s California Sound and folk rock movements. His best-known contributions were producing the Byrds ' first two albums Mr. Tambourine Man and Turn! He is also known for his brief association with Charles Manson , a songwriter and cult leader who was later convicted of several murders. Melcher later produced several singles for the Beach Boys in the s and the s, including " Kokomo " , which topped U. Known as "Terry",  the boy was named by his mother after the hero of her favorite childhood comic strip, Terry and the Pirates. Before the birth, Day was planning to divorce Al Jorden due to his alleged physical abuse and violent temper. Upon learning of his wife's pregnancy, Jorden had demanded that Day get an abortion. Shortly after giving birth, Day filed for divorce and left the infant with her mother in Ohio.
Music producer Terry Melcher, 27, son of Doris Day. Terry Melcher, born February 8, as Terrence P. Jorden, was a musician and record producer who was instrumental in shaping the California Sound and American West Coast rock music, particularly during the nascent counterculture era. He was the only child of actress and singer Doris Day. Manson eventually auditioned for Melcher, but Melcher declined to sign him. Both Wilson and Melcher severed their ties with Manson, a move that angered Manson.
In the Quentin Tarantino movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood , a fictional actor played by Leonardo DiCaprio struggles to cope with changes in the film industry and the culture at large. As he makes his rounds, he becomes aware of a group hanging out at Spahn Ranch in L. That group was living a commune lifestyle there and called Charles Manson its leader. In , Manson sent his followers down to a mansion on Cielo Drive with orders to kill.