"If I Had A Million Dollars" is the 11th track on the double album The Family Jams
, which was released in 1997. The songs were recorded in 1970, i.e. between the murders and the arrests. Manson was said to have been anxious to have his songs released commercially while he was awaiting trial, but for obvious reasons none of the big record companies would touch him with a bargepole, although there were earlier releases, including some recordings by Manson himself in prison. Manson does not appear on the original recording, which featured Steve Grogan as lead vocalist with Red, Blue, Gypsy, Brenda, Ouisch and Capistrano.
In spite of life having given him a raw deal, Manson obviously had talent, and having developed at least one music industry contact, he could have achieved fame instead of notoriety, and become a force for good instead of the man who killed the '60s.
Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2