Did Charles Manson try out for The Monkees?


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No, Charles Manson didn't try out to be part of The Monkees.. This is just a rumour that was actually started by Monkees band member Davy Jones.

There is a Huffington Post article about it that I read and enjoyed.

We know the rumor can't be true because the auditions in question took place in 1965, and Manson was in prison for stealing cars then - and wasn't released again until 1967.

Charles Manson did have some contacts in the music business though, and he aspired to be a famous pop star.

The Beach Boys even recorded a song he wrote. It's called 'Never Learn Not to Love'

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