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Wouldn't it be nice if we got to see what really happened between Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson and cult leader Charles Manson? Well it looks like we will get that sneak peak with the upcoming film, Bigger Than The Beatles. For those of you who have no idea what this story is about, here is the film's synopsis according to IMDB:

When Beach Boy Dennis Wilson introduced his new pal to the L.A. music scene, sparks began to fly. Charlie, an intense young singer-songwriter, soon was penning songs for the Beach Boys on his way to worldwide fame. Unfortunately, this new-found fame was not of the musical variety. You see...Charlie's last name... was Manson. This project stems from the short film, "LIE," filmed for the Atlanta History Center and Minnesota Historical Society.

Little is known about the relationship due to Dennis Wilson never opening up about his friendship with Manson, but supposedly the two met when Dennis picked up two female hitchhikers in 1968 and introduced the two. Dennis then dropped the girls off at his house and left to go to the studio for a recording session. He then came home to Charles Manson in his drive way with about a dozen strangers in his house. Dennis saw musical talent in Manson which led him to introducing Charlie to music producer Terry Melcher who coincidentally rented a house from Manson victim, Sharon Tate and her husband Roman Polanski. The two wrote music together which led to Manson writing a song that ended up on the Beach Boys album, 20/20. Dennis and Manson even shared a house together for some time. The whole relationship is still, to this day, a huge question mark with only rumors and stories that have yet to be proven true. Hopefully the skeletons will be taken out of the closet in the upcoming film.

Bigger Than The Beatles according to IMDB, is set to be released on February 16th of next year with Vaughn Juares directing, Joseph Andrew Schneider playing the role of Dennis Wilson, and Douglas Bennett as Charles Manson.


Are you interested in seeing a film about this creepy and mysterious relationship?


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