Beach Boys singer opens up about haunting encounter with Charles Manson and his 'maniacal look'


A chilling encounter with Charles Manson still haunts this member of The Beach Boys, nearly 50 years later.

Mike Love, the legendary band's singer, had a bizarre run in with the notorious killer, a little-known story that is featured in a new documentary packed with never-before-seen interviews and anecdotes.

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It reveals a little-known episode in Manson's past like when he heard The Beatles for the first time in 1964.

"He learned how to play guitar in prison. He had said he was going to be bigger than The Beatles when he got out and when he got out it was the summer of love – 1967," former MTV personality Chris Connelly told Inside Edition.

In 1968, Manson had a chance encounter with Dennis Wilson, one of The Beach Boys' founding members.

"Manson had moved himself and his followers into Wilson's house and stayed there nonstop for a while," Connelly said.

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Bruce Davis is pictured in this undated handout photo courtesy of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. California Governor Jerry Brown denied parole on March 1, 2013, for a member of the Manson Family cult who was sentenced to life in prison for two murders in the 1970s, saying that he remained a danger to the public. In rejecting parole for Davis, who is now 70, Brown reversed the decision of a state parole board that had found him eligible for release after his 27th parole hearing last October.

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Charles Manson is escorted to court for preliminary hearing on December 3, 1969 in Los Angeles, California.

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In this handout photo from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Charles Manson, 74, poses for a photo on March 18, 2009 at Corcoran State Prison, California. Manson is serving a life sentence for conspiring to murder seven people during the 'Manson family' killings in 1969. The picture was taken as a regular update of the prison's files.

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The three female defendants in the Tate/LaBianca murder trial leave the Los Angeles courtroom after being convicted of first degree murder, 25th January 1971. From left to right, Patricia Krenwinkel, Susan Atkins and Leslie Van Houten were found guilty of the murders of actress Sharon Tate and six other people, in collaboration with Charles Manson. (Photo by Bride Lane Library/Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Charles Manson who led a cult that committed murders in Los Angeles in the sixties is clean shaven in closeup photo.

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Charles Manson talks during an interview August 25, 1989.

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The three female members of Charles Manson's 'family' ham it up for photographers through the window of the sheriff's van as they arrive at the courthouse to continue the murder trial in the Tate-LaBianca case. Patricia Krenwinkle (left) makes a face as Leslie Van Houten and Susan Atkins (right) smile. August 5, 1970.

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Charles Manson clowns around as he is led to his cell upon the conclusion of his exclusive interview with Reuters August 25, 1989.

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Steve Grogan (left) and Bruce Davis (right), defendants in the murder of movie stunt man, Donald (Shorty) Shea are taken into court December 23. Davis, along with Charles Manson (not present) was accused of both the Gary Hinman and Shea murders, while Grogan was a defendant in the Shea case only. Grogan was later paroled, the only member of the 'Manson Family' to be paroled from a murder conviction.

Pittsburg Coroner Dr. Cyril Wecht, MD, JD. is seen in this photo taken January 22, 1998. Dr. Wecht is a nationally-known forensic pathologist who is often consulted on high-profile murder cases such as the John F. Kennedy assassination, O.J. Simpson case, Jon Benet Ramsey and the Helter Skelter murders of Charles Manson. The first non-governmental forensic pathologist to be granted access to autopsy materials in the 1963 Kennedy assassination, he said there was not enough information to challenge the Warren Commission's conclusion that a lone gunman killed the president and that investigators failed to find all those responsible for the killing.

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Charles Manson is led to court on March 29, 1971.

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Leslie Louis Van Houghten, (yellow dress), is taken by policewomen to a jail cell in the Hall of Justice, after she and two other girls waive arraignment on murder charges in connection with the Tate-LaBianca slayings. The three allegedly were members of a hippie cult led by Charles Manson.

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Charles Manson on his way to court in 1970.

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Leslie Van Houten listens during her parole hearing in Corona, California, June 28, 2002. Los Angeles' top prosecutor on June 28, 2016, urged California Governor Jerry Brown to keep former Charles Manson follower Van Houten behind bars, despite the recommendation of a parole board that she be released.

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Charles Manson prior to his appearance in Dept. 106 on March 6, 1970 in Los Angeles, California.

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One of many historic photos that is part of L.A.'s longest mural, depicting 150 years of history in the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Building a.k.a. the Criminal Courts Building, Wednesday afternoon in downtown L.A. The mural covers 2,300 square feet, 18 walls, two floors and has 625 images. This is a photo of Charles Manson as he's escorted back to his cell after his arraignment.

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A trio of suspects in the Sharon Tate murder case sing as they march to court for a hearing. Left to right: Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten march abreast along a corridor toward the courtroom where Judge William Keene set April 20th as the date for their trial with fellow suspect, Charles Manson.

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Charles 'Tex' Watson. Watson was convicted of murder for his part in the killings of Sharon Tate and others while a member of the 'Manson Family'

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Three days before he ran away from Boy's Town, Charles Manson poses in a suit and tie.

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(Original Caption) Bruce Davis, the Manson Family 'X' carved in his forehead, walks with his attorney Daye Shinn (right) after he surrendered himself to authorities outside the Hall of Justice. Davis is under indictment by the Grand Jury for the 1969 murder of Gary Hinman.

A TV picture of American musician, cult leader and murderer Charles Manson, September 1975. The image was broadcast around the time that Manson acolyte Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme was arrested after an attempt to kill US President Gerald Ford.

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Charles Manson as an adolescent. He would later become infamous for attempted to foment social chaos by murdering prominent celebrities.

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Accused murderer being led to and from court house in Inyo County, California. He is Charles Miller Manson, aged 34 years. 

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Accused murderer being led to and from court house in Inyo County, California. He is Charles Miller Manson, aged 34 years.

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Charles Manson sits in the courtroom during his murder trial in 1970 in Los Angeles, California.

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American actress Sharon Tate, on her wedding day to film director Roman Polanski. She was murdered by Charles Manson in California, 1969.

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Charles Manson, accused leader of a hippie cult charged with the Tate-LaBianca murders, is heavily guarded as he leaves the Hall of Justice following arraignment December 11th. He is shown being taken to a police van for removal to a jail cell and peering through the barred windows of the police van. Bearded, short of stature, he is wearing a fringed buckskin outfit.

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Polish film director Roman Polanski with his wife actress Sharon Tate in London. Sharon Tate was murdered in 1969 by Charles Manson and his followers.

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Charles Manson, convicted hippie leader, is sullen as he is led back into the courtroom to hear the penalty he and this three female followers must pay for the Tate-LaBianca murders of August 1969. Manson and his followers, Denise Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Leslie Van Houten were decreed the gas chamber by the jury following a nine month trial.

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A portrait of American criminal Charles Manson. 1970s

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Susan Atkins testified before the Los Angeles Grand Jury in December 1969, which indicted five individuals, including Atkins, and Charles Manson for the Tate-LaBianca killings.

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Love said he came face-to-face with Manson after he tried to leave a wild party at Wilson's home in 1968.

"No sooner than I got in the shower and the door opened and Charlie Manson stood there and looked up at me and said, 'You can't do that.'

'I said, 'Excuse me?' to which Manson replied: 'You can't leave the group!'

"And he looked at me with those wide eyes and kind of maniacal look," Love said.

The interview with Love is among many stories featured in a new ABC documentary, Truth and Lies: The Family Manson, airing Friday night. The special also unearths a never-before-seen 1993 interview between Diane Sawyer and the notorious cult leader.

"It's remarkable how much is in all that that we've never been able to put on TV before," Connelly told Inside Edition.

In the documentary, an ABC sound engineer talks about the moment he placed the microphone on Manson for the 1993 interview.

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LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 1962: Rock and roll band 'The Beach Boys' pose for a portrait with a surfboard in August 1962 in Los Angeles, California. (L-R) Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Dennis Wilson, Carl Wilson, David Marks. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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Clockwise from left, the Beach Boys are Al Jardine, Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson, and Carl Wilson.
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Photo of BEACH BOYS; L-R: Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Dennis Wilson, Carl Wilson, David Marks posed with surfboard (Photo by Charlie Gillett/Redferns)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 1962: Rock and roll band The Beach Boys pose for a portrait with a vintage 'Woody' station wagon in August 1962 in Los Angeles, California. (L-R) Carl Wilson, Mike Love, Dennis Wilson (under Mike Love), Brian Wilson, David Marks. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
1963: Rock and roll band 'The Beach Boys' pose for a portrait in 1963. Clockwise from bottom left: Carl Wilson, Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, Dennis Wilson. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
CIRCA 1963: Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson and David Marks of the rock and roll band 'The Beach Boys' sing at a music stand in circa 1963. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 19: HOLLYWOOD BOWL Photo of BEACH BOYS, Editorial Use Only - No Commercial Use Permitted - L-R: Dennis Wilson, Al Jardine, Carl Wilson, Brian Wilson, Mike Love (Photo by Gems/Redferns)
MAY 23: Black and white version in of publicity shot that was used on the album cover for the rock and roll band 'The Beach Boys'' record 'I Get Around' and 'Don't Worry Baby' which was released on May 23, 1963. (L-R) Mike Love, Al Jardine, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - NOVERMBER 1963: Rock and roll group 'The Beach Boys' pose with Corvette in their first photo session since Al Jardine returned to the band in Novermber 1963. (L-R) Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, Dennis Wilson, Carl Wilson, Mike Love. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
1964: Studio portrait of American pop group The Beach Boys. L-R: Dennis Wilson, Al Jardine, Mike Love, Brian Wilson and Carl Wilson. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - CIRCA 1964: Rock and roll band 'The Beach Boys' pose for a portrait with 2 Honda Mo-peds in circa 1964 in Los Angeles, California. (L-R) Al Jardine, Mike Love, Dennis Wilson, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
1964: Rock and roll band 'The Beach Boys' perform onstage with circa 1964 in California. (L-R) Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Al Jardine, Dennis Wilson. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
CIRCA 1964: Rock and roll band 'The Beach Boys' pose for a portrait in circa 1964. (L-R) Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Brian Wilson. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
1964: Rock and roll band 'The Beach Boys' pose for a portrait in 1964. Clockwise from left: Al Jardine, Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
1964: Rock and roll band 'The Beach Boys' pose for a portrait in 1964. Clockwise from middle left: Carl Wilson, Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Dennis Wilson, Al Jardine. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
1964: Rock and roll band 'The Beach Boys' pose for a portrait in 1964. Top to bottom: Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Al Jardine, Mike Love, Carl Wilson. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25: Rock and roll group 'The Beach Boys' attend a Capitol Records party being held in their honor on September 25, 1964 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 27: (L-R) Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Dennis Wilson, Al Jardine and Carl Wilson of the rock and roll band 'The Beach Boys' pose for a portrait with variety show host Ed Sullivan after performing the song 'Wendy' on the Ed Sullivan Show on September 27, 1964 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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The engineer recalled: "As I'm putting the microphone on him, he looks me in the eye and he says, 'Where are you from, boy?' And the hair on the back of my neck stood up and I said, 'I'm from Los Angeles, sir.'

"And he says, 'Los Angeles, I've been waiting a long time for a bus to pick me up and take me on back.'"

Manson and his followers murdered actress Sharon Tate and seven others in 1969. According to the documentary, those murders may have been triggered by Manson's failed ambition to become a rock star.

"Manson in his own mind thought he was going to be a huge success and the thing was, he told his family, he told his followers, that he was getting a recording deal," Connelly said. "He thought he was promised one, but he hadn't and so the anger he felt at not getting that deal may have fueled the anger we saw on those nights in Los Angeles."

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American actress Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969), circa 1968. The wife of film director Roman Polanski, Tate was murdered by followers of Charles Manson on 8th August 1969. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Headshot of Sharon Tate (1943-1969), US actress, circa 1965. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
Sharon Tate (1943-1969), US actress, wearing metallic disc sleeveless top, with a scoop neckline, in an exterior portrait, circa 1965. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
American actor Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969), wearing a nightgown, faces herself in a mirror while pouring prescription pills into the palm of her hand in a still from the film, 'Valley of the Dolls,' directed by Mark Robson, 1967. (Photo by 20th Century Fox/Courtesy Getty Images)
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Pregnant film star Sharon Tate in the back of a taxi in London with baby's booties on her hands, 6th August 1969. This picture was taken three days before she was murdered.(Photo by Terry O'Neill/Getty Images)
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