So Dennis Wilson goes to a party, and it’s like 1968, and he meets Charles Manson and Manson’s troupe. And you know, things happen as things will at parties and the next thing you know Manson and his buddies are living at Dennis Wilson’s house and Wilson and Manson spend a few months collaborating on music. The result is the b-side to Bluebirds Over the Mountain, a song titled Never Learn Not to Love. They took Manson’s name off the credits because by the time it was produced the murders had hit the news and Manson was on trial.
(Story related by Dave Iermini)