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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2002 with 117 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

A weekly package of A Blast from the Past for Sept. 2-8.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's musical birthdays include Merle Kilgore, who was born in 1934 (age 68); Billy Henderson of the Spinners in 1939 (age 63); Golden Earrings' Marinus Gerritsen in 1946 (age 56); Barbara Mason in 1947 (age 55); Benjamin Orr of the Cars in 1955 (age 47
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

Three days after the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, an American B-29 bomber left its base on this date in 1945 and headed for the Japanese city of Kokura. However, because of bad weather over Kokura, the plane headed for a secondary target -- Nagasaki
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Aug. 9, the 221st day of 2002 with 144 to follow.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

(Aug. 3)
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

Today is Aug. 5.
By United Press International

Joe Bob's America: Hey man! Groove on this

NEW YORK, July 22 (UPI) -- Hey, man, can you groove on this? It's deep. It's heavy. Are you down with it? I'm talkin' 'bout the 1960s, man. Excuse me, but I can't help it. I've been reading "The Hippie Dictionary" (Ten Speed Press, $19.95, 670 pp.), which you can bet your bippy is
JOE BOB BRIGGS

Today in Music: A look back at pop music

(June 28)
By United Press International

Today in Music: A look back at pop music

This is the Today in Music advance package, June 22 through June 28.
By United Press International

People

JEWEL INJURED IN ACCIDENT AT TEXAS RANCH
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Blake pleads innocent in murder case

LOS ANGELES, April 22 (UPI) -- Actor Robert Blake pleaded innocent on Monday to all four counts against him -- including murder -- in the death of his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, in May 2001. A hearing was scheduled for May 1 to set a date for a preliminary hearing in the case.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Analysis: Blake vs. Simpson

Media commentary has tended to find comparisons between the murder case against actor Robert Blake and the double-murder trial of O.J. Simpson, but in most resp
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Friday, March 29, the 88th day of 2002 with 277 to follow. This is Good Friday. The moon is waning, moving toward its last quarter.
By United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is March 29. In 1979, the House Select Committee on Assassinations released its final report on the assassinations of President Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Charles Manson
A photo taken of Miss Susan Atkins, convicted mass murderer, and once a member of the Charles Manson 'family'. She stands behind the fenced-in women's prison on August 20, 1981. She got married to self-described millionaire Donald Lee Baisure on September 2, 1981 in Frontera, CA. He turned out not be a millionaire at all and had been married 35 times already. She had the marriage annuled. (UPI Photo/Rich Lipski/Files)
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Charles Milles Manson (born November 12, 1934) is an American criminal who led what became known as the Manson Family, a quasi-commune that arose in California in the late 1960s.:163–4, 313 He was found guilty of conspiracy to commit the Tate/LaBianca murders carried out by members of the group at his instruction. He was convicted of the murders through the joint-responsibility rule, which makes each member of a conspiracy guilty of crimes his fellow conspirators commit in furtherance of the conspiracy's object.

Manson is associated with "Helter Skelter," a term he took from the song "Helter Skelter," written and recorded by The Beatles. Manson misconstrued the lyrics to be about an apocalyptic race war he believed the murders were intended to precipitate. From the beginning of his notoriety, this connection with rock music linked him with a pop culture in which he ultimately became an emblem of insanity, violence and the macabre. The term was later used by Manson prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi as the title of a book he wrote about the Manson murders.

At the time the Family began to form, Manson was an unemployed ex-convict, who had spent half of his life in correctional institutions for a variety of offenses. Before the murders, he was a singer-songwriter on the fringe of the Los Angeles music industry, chiefly through a chance association with Dennis Wilson, founding member and drummer of The Beach Boys. After Manson was charged with the crimes he was later convicted of, recordings of songs written and performed by him were released commercially. Artists, including Guns N' Roses, White Zombie and Marilyn Manson, have covered his songs.

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