the story of one of Charlie’s three sons

In March 1967, Charles Manson left Terminal Island, a federal penitentiary in San Pedro. The morning after his release, he left the Los Angeles area bound for San Francisco, the epicenter of the Peace/Love movement. With only a guitar in hand, a small suitcase and $35, Charlie was looking to launch a music career from the Bay Area.

The first couple weeks were spent navigating the Haight/Ashbury district, playing guitar, busking, dropping acid, having sex with runaway girls, listening to the manic street preachers. Charlie was…