Manson is thoroughly ingrained in music and celebrity culture, with an influence still felt today. People forget these days that he personally knew both Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys and Neil Young of Crosby Stills Nash & Young (whose song "Revolution Blues
". Not to mention that he wrote a large body of songs, which have been covered by the likes of The Beach Boys and Guns N' Roses. And after all, he resided in Topanga Canyon, California, where he hobnobbed with all these celebrities before killing some of them. If this seems to be a shocking lapse in judgment, consider that stone cold psychopaths have a superficial charm to them at first, making them good at getting their foot in the door.