Gram Parsons

Gram Parsons
Gram Parsons was a pioneer of country rock. His group the “Flying Burritto Brothers” were one of the first to feature a steel guitar as part of a rock-n-roll band. The Eagles and Poco were modeled after his type of music. At one time Gram was a member of the Byrds. He went solo and recorded two albums before he died in a motel room on September 19th, 1973 at the age of 26. The coroner found traces of a variety of drugs in his body. Somewhere enroute to LA, his coffin was stolen and set ablaze under a tree.

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  1. Ah, the story’s much deeper than that! His body was stolen by friends to prevent it from being returned to his stepfather who wanted to cash in on Gram’s trust fund! The details are the best!

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