It’s the eve of Gram Parsons’ 70th birthday

It’s the eve of Gram Parsons’ 70th birthday

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gramparsonsKen Sumka | 88Nine Radio Milwaukee

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Ingram Cecil Connor III died way too young, at just 26 but was a huge influence on the musical landscape

Radio Milwaukee pal (and Pie Dude) Shan has suggested some quality Shadows in the past and alerted me to Gram Parsons’ 70th birthday, which is tomorrow. While Gram died at a tender age, his influence as a Byrd, Flying Burrito Brother and close personal friend of Keith Richards was massive, melding country and rock at a time when practically no one else was doing that.

 

Gram Parsons “Ooh Las Vegas” with Emmylou Harris

Ryan Adams’ cover

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