I was inspired to search for "manson/zappa" due to Gail's comments in the Laurel Canyon book:
http://www.theage.com.au/news/book-revi ... e=fullpage
CHARLES MANSON didn't blow everybody's minds. Laurel Canyon resident Gail Zappa, widow of freak-magnet Frank, foresaw the sinister end of the '60s long before their flower-powered neighbours started bolting their cottage doors in terror.
"If you were surprised by the Manson murders, you were not connected to what was going on in the canyon," she tells Michael Walker at the tilting point of this authoritative counter-cultural history. "Those people were dangerous . . . If you took drugs and dampened your perception, then that's why you didn't notice. But for those of us who were drug-free? Oh, we noticed."
And I believe members of he family used to hang in the caves behind the FZ/Tom Mix cabin.
And Phil Kaufman (FZ's one-time Road Manager as seen in Baby Snakes) actually owns the rights to Manson's album, LIE. They both met in prison in the late 50's.
And then there is Bobby Beausoliel, who was rumored to be a member of the all-night freak session on FREAK OUT. I don't think that's true tho'. Go read about Bobby over at united-mutations.com
And then there's Manson's quote about Frank:
Frank Zappa. He's a no good, thieving motherfucker!
I'd love to hear what Gail has to say about the arrest/suspect list, but you know that isn't going to happen. It was probably best left forgotten.