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Three songs on The Beach Boys’ 1969 album “20/20” have connections to murder. “Never Learn Not To Love”, although credited to Dennis Wilson, was actually a re-worked version of a song written by Charles Manson called “Cease To Exist”. Manson was found guilty of conspiracy to commit the murders of seven people, including actress Sharon Tate, in August, 1969. “Cotton Fields” was written by Huddie Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly, who was convicted of murdering a family member in 1918. “I Can Hear Music” was co-written by Phil Spector, who was handed a life sentence for killing actress Lana Clarkson on February 3rd, 2003.