Monday, 16 September 2013

Gram Parsons

Gram Parsons GP Grievous Angel

On the 19th of this month it will be exactly 40 years since the death of Gram Parsons.  I have always loved his double album (Gram Parsons and The Grievous Angel).

Gram Parsons with Emmy Lou Harris

He had an intense and special relationship with Emmy Lou Harris – who sang on a lot of his albums with him. 

He was a member of the band The Byrds and also of The Flying Burrito Brothers – what a name!

He died at the outrageously young age of  26.  Gone much too soon.

He was one of the early cross over type artists between country and rock.  If you get a chance do listen to some of his stuff – even if you are not normally a country fan!

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1 comment:

  1. OMGoodness yes, I remember him now! Wow, is it 40 years? He would've been my hubby's sad.


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