Saturday, July 13, 2013

Emmett Harder's Gold Record



The caption reads:  Devore, Calif. - 12/6/69 - A GIFT FROM CHARLES MANSON - Gerald Harder, 15, and his father, Emmett, of Devore, hold Beach Boys' golden record they say they received through Charles Manson, alleged leader of hippie band charged with the murder of Sharon Tate and six others.  Harder said Manson family worked for him at his Death Valley mine during the latter part of '68.  AP Wirephoto

The title of this gold record is "All Summer Long" and is not the same gold record that was given to Mrs. Arlene Barker.  According to Bugliosi, 1994, page 180, her record was "The Beach Boys Today".





4 comments:

Panamint Patty said...

Omg he's so young there

orwhut said...

I'm probably the only one who didn't know this. I checked and this "All Summer Long", is completely different from the one Kid Rock sings.

Panamint Patty said...

Where has Farf gone? He must be on "special assignment" again: Patty is convinced that he is CIA. Come back soon!!!

Rob C said...

I'm 250 pgs into Helter Skelter and read part where Charlie gives Ranch owner (Barker or other) Gold record and has planned on buying the ranch. Can't put the book down. CM committed all sorts of burglary and crime all over the Country. Bugliosi did an incredible job.