Claim: Charles Manson was one of the 437 applicants who tried out for
Origins: On 8 September 1965, an advertisement appeared in Daily Variety seeking “Folk & Rock Musicians-Singers” and
Charles Manson was paroled from the prison at Terminal Island,
Exactly when and how this rumor got started is unknown, but long-time
People love to tell scary tales about having survived close brushes with murderers (see, for example, Deborah Harry’s claim that she was once abducted by serial killer Ted Bundy), so this rumor has remained a popular favorite for many years now, even though it is clearly false.
Last updated: 7 August 2007