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Gram Parsons

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Cecil Ingram 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 also worked in several notable bands, including the International Submarine Band, The Byrds, and The Flying Burrito Brothers. His relatively short career is described by AllMusic as "enormously influential" for both 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...

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Discography

  • Sleepless Nights, 1976
  • GP / Grievous Angel, 1990
  • Grievous Angel, 2008
  • Cosmic American Music: The Grech Tapes 1972, 1995
  • GP, 1973
  • Another Side of This Life: The Lost Recordings of Gram Parsons, 1965-1966, 2000
  • The Early Years: 1963 - 1965, 1979
  • Warm Evenings, Pale Mornings, Bottled Blues 1963-1973
  • Under Your Spell Again, 1998
  • Sacred Hearts & Fallen Angels: The Gram Parsons Anthology, 2001
  • The Complete Reprise Sessions, 2006

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On Feb 25, 2010. 2:13pm
Nomis said

Gram is the greatest single influence in country/rock music ever - no exceptions. Music at its most powerful.

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