Season 1

Episode 2: Los Angeles: Charles Manson’s Dream

Could music have saved Los Angeles from Charles Manson?

Passport heads to Los Angeles to explore the true crime story that defined a generation and shaped the future of music in the City of Angels. 

This week Passport takes on a theory of the Charles Manson murders in Los Angeles with some help from a few amazing people, including Hollywood legend Guinevere Turner. How did Charlie forever change the music in the City of Angels? We discovered something that isn’t often discussed about why he was in LA in the first place: Charles Manson wanted to be a rock star. 

The roller coaster  journey leads us to a pivotal question – is it possible a record deal could have diffused the bomb that ended a decade of free love?

MORE TO EXPLORE

SAVED PINS

Our picks for the best of sunny but dark Los Angeles!

  1. THE HELTER SKELTER TOUR
    A staple for LA dark tourism – all the shady sides to the sunniest of cities.
  2. WHISKY A GO GO
    One of the greatest hippy hangouts of all time is still going strong, with bands and jam nights almost every night of the year.
  3. EL COYOTE CAFE
    A kitsch classic that opened in 1931, world famous for its margaritas and some mean, enchiladas, tacos and tamales.
  4. THE MUSEUM OF DEATH (Re-opening Soon)
    The world’s largest collection of serial killer artwork, antique funeral ephemera, Manson Family memorabilia and way more.
  5. CREEPY LA
    A treasure trove for dark tourists in Los Angeles with hundreds of maps including haunted houses, death sites and strange historical murder sites.

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CONNECT WITH OUR GUESTS!

Guinevere Turner on Twitter: @turnerguinevere

CREDITS

This week’s episode of Passport was written, produced and edited by  Neil Innes.

Huge thanks to Caroline Moser, Jeffery Melnick, Jim DeRogatis, Duke Haney, Guinevere Turner and my dad for helping along the trail…

Music on this episode was created by good friend friend of the show – and genius – Nick Turner.

The show is mixed and mastered by Julian Kwasneski.

Stacey Book, Dominique Ferrari and Avi Glijanksy are hard drinking gumshoe detectives on a steakout somewhere just outside of Los Angeles… they also executive produce the show.

Which is hosted by Neil Innes and the glorious Andres Bartos.

See you in the next place!

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