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Charles Manson "Tex" Watson Susan Atkins Pat Krenwinkel Leslie Van Houten Signed Beatles "White Album" Autograph
The Beatles "White Album" signed on the front cover by Charles Manson, Susan Atkins, Leslie Van Houten, Charles "Tex" Watson and Pat Krenwinkel. The White Album of course contains the song "Helter Skelter", very significant to the whole Manson saga. All are signed in blue ballpoint or biro pen except Leslie Van Houten, who is signed in black. Manson added the inscription: "Can you live in sin or in it LAST WORD-NO easy, Charles Manson" and added a swastika through his signature. The signatures were obtained by a gentleman who was at one time associated with the Manson family at the Spahn Ranch, so I refrain from using his name here for obvious reasons. He acquired them at the respective prisons where they are incarcerated in California. The top and bottom seams are cut through with a knife, as the album was checked for possible contraband as it was brought into the prison. Because the seams were cut, the cover is now separate from the inner gatefold, pictured in the inset photo. The album cover shows other signs of wear, including a water stain in the lower left corner, the result of a fire in the previous owner's home. Both vinyl records are included. There are a number of scratches on both which I expect would affect play. As further provenance, I have two additional items from the same source which are for sale in my "other signed items" section: a bible signed by the same five individuals, and a Life Magazine signed by Charles. An iconic image of the sixties, and perhaps the ultimate signed Manson relic.