The Beach Boys’ song “Never Learn Not to Love” was a reworking of a song written for them by which criminal?
“Never Learn Not to Love” is a song recorded by the Beach Boys in 1968. The song was an altered version of “Cease to Exist,” a song written by cult leader Charles Manson. At the time, Manson was seeking a career as a singer-songwriter, and struck a friendship with Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys. Manson voluntarily exchanged his writing credit for cash and a motorcycle. The following year, Manson spearheaded a murderous campaign with his followers, the Manson Family cult, that would make him one of the most notorious criminals in history.
The correct answer is Charles Manson.