From the New York Post, July 26, 2009:
Charles Manson — a third-rate musician before he turned homicidal cult leader — still has twisted delusions about becoming a pop star and wants to consult with fellow jailbird Phil Spector.
Rachelle Spector says her legendary music-producer hubby, now serving 19 years to life for the fatal shooting of actress Lara Clarkson, was recently transferred to Corcoran State Prison in central California, where Manson — who masterminded the savage Tate/LaBianca killings 40 years ago — is housed in a separate wing.
Soon after he settled in, “a guard brought Philip a note from Manson, who said he wanted him to come over to his [lockup]. He said he considers Philip the greatest producer who ever lived,” Rachelle told Page Six. “It was creepy. Philip didn’t respond.”
“I think Manson wants to glean some musical advice from Phil, who was a ’60s music god with his ‘Wall of Sound,’ ” Spector publicist Hal Lifson told us. “But Phil’s like, ‘I used to pick up the phone and it was John Lennon or Celine Dion or Tina Turner, and now Charles Manson is trying to get a hold of me!’ “