It's amazing to me the amount of freedom Bobby was given to devote himself to his music.
We Spoke to Charles Manson’s Guitarist About His Life Making Art and Music While Serving Time for Murder
By Adam Kovac
We need to get this out of the way right off the bat: Bobby Beausoleil was an associate of Charles Manson and he murdered Gary Hinman, a crime for which he was sentenced to death.
He's still alive and well, serving his commuted sentence in Oregon State Penitentiary.
I spoke with Bobby twice by phone recently, and this interview is not about Manson or the murder. It's about his life before and after. Because if you put all judgment about what he did aside, Bobby Beausoleil has led a fascinating, creative life.
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Thanks to Chatsworth Charlie for the heads up!