Gram Parsons
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1946-11-05
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Gram Parsons

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Ingram Cecil Connor III (November 5, 1946 – September 19, 1973), known professionally as Gram Parsons, was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist. Parsons is best known for his work within the country music genre; he also popularized what…

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Emmylou Harris
In My Hour Of Darkness
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In My Hour Of Darkness
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Cry One More Time
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Cry One More Time
Gram Parsons
We'll Sweep Out The Ashes In The Morning (feat. Emmylou Harris)
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We'll Sweep Out The Ashes In The Morning (feat. Emmylou Harris)
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The Last Thing On My Mind
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The Last Thing On My Mind
Emmylou Harris & Gram Parsons
Love Hurts
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Love Hurts
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I Just Can't Take It Anymore
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I Just Can't Take It Anymore
The Flying Burrito Brothers
Dark End Of The Street
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Dark End Of The Street
The International Submarine Band
I Still Miss Someone
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I Still Miss Someone
Gram Parsons
November Nights
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November Nights
Gram Parsons
Medley Live from Northern Quebec: Cash On The Barrelhead/Hickory Wind
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Medley Live from Northern Quebec: Cash On The Barrelhead/Hickory Wind


Gram Parsons Biography

Ingram Cecil Connor III (November 5, 1946 – September 19, 1973), known professionally as Gram Parsons, was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist. Parsons is best known for his work within the country music genre; he also popularized what he called "Cosmic American Music", a hybrid of country, rhythm and blues, soul, folk, and rock. Besides recording as a solo artist, he played with the International Submarine Band, The Byrds, and The Flying Burrito Brothers. His relatively short career is described by AllMusic as "enormously influential" for country and rock, "blending the two genres to the point that they became indistinguishable from each other."

Parsons was born in Winter Haven, Florida, and developed an interest in country music while attending Harvard University. He founded the International Submarine Band in 1966 and, after several months of delay, their debut Safe at Home was released in 1968 (by which time the group had disbanded). Parsons joined The Byrds in early 1968, and played a pivotal role in the making of the seminal Sweetheart of the Rodeo album. After leaving the group in late 1968, Parsons and fellow Byrd Chris Hillman formed The Flying Burrito Brothers in 1969, releasing their debut, The Gilded Palace of Sin, the same year. The album was well received but failed commercially; after a sloppy cross-country tour, they hastily recorded Burrito Deluxe. Parsons was fired from the band before its release in early 1970. He soon signed with A&M Records, but after several unproductive sessions he canceled his intended solo debut in early 1971. Parsons moved to France, where he lived for a short period at Villa Nellcôte with his friend Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones. Returning to America, Parsons befriended Emmylou Harris through his friend and former bandmate Chris Hillman. She assisted him on vocals for his first solo record, GP, released in 1973. Although it received enthusiastic reviews, the release failed to chart. His...

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