The Girls: A Novel by Emma Cline. A fictional reimagining of Charles Manson and the people he manipulated. This book was much more sexual than I anticipated but it did convey the seedy, drugged out control their leader possessed. And showed the nature of adolescents and human desire to belong.
Sharon Tate Polanski. In August of 1969, Sharon, at age 26, was married to prominent movie director, Roman Polanski, and expecting their first child. Sharon was eight and a half months pregnant. The Manson "family" murderers entered the Polanski home and murdered five people that fateful night; Steven Parent, Jay Sebring, Abigail Folger, Voyteck Frykowski and Sharon Tate.
Dennis Carl Wilson (December 4, 1944 – December 28, 1983) was an American rock and roll musician best known as a founding member and the drummer of The Beach Boys. He was a member of the group from its formation until his death in 1983. Dennis was the middle brother of fellow Beach Boys members Brian Wilson and Carl Wilson, and cousin of Mike Love.