In the Quentin Tarantino movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood , a fictional actor played by Leonardo DiCaprio struggles to cope with changes in the film industry and the culture at large. As he makes his rounds, he becomes aware of a group hanging out at Spahn Ranch in L. That group was living a commune lifestyle there and called Charles Manson its leader. In , Manson sent his followers down to a mansion on Cielo Drive with orders to kill. That night, they killed a pregnant Sharon Tate played by Margot Robbie in the film and four others. As news of the horrific slaughter spread around the world, actors and other Hollywood celebrities wondered if they might be next.
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Melcher declined to give Manson a record deal after his audition.
The reason? Manson wanted to be a rock star and in the Beach Boys recorded one of his songs, Cease to Exist, as a B-side single without crediting Manson. Manson decided his first victims would be the occupants of the luxury French country-style home at Cielo Drive,. On August 9, , Manson followers murdered Tate, 26, who was eight months pregnant with son Paul. His original death sentence was commuted to life in
Music producer Terry Melcher, 27, son of Doris Day. Terry Melcher, born February 8, as Terrence P. Jorden, was a musician and record producer who was instrumental in shaping the California Sound and American West Coast rock music, particularly during the nascent counterculture era. He was the only child of actress and singer Doris Day. Manson eventually auditioned for Melcher, but Melcher declined to sign him. Both Wilson and Melcher severed their ties with Manson, a move that angered Manson.