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A pioneering figure in the histories of both rock-n-roll and country music, Gram Parsons was a singer-songwriter who saw common ground in both genres, and attempted to combine them throughout his short but prolific career, which encompassed stints in the Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers, as well as a pair of critically acclaimed solo albums before his death in 1973. Parsons' best songs featured the high, precise harmonies of traditional country, which were abetted by his frequent musical partner, Emmylou Harris, with touches of rock and soul that lent an earthy quality to the material. He was largely responsible for creating one of the first country-rock albums, the Byrds' legendary Sweethearts of the Rodeo (1968), before delving deeper with the Burrito Brothers' Gilded Palace of Sin (1969). Parsons' notorious appetites for drugs and alcohol left him adrift in the early 1970s, but he marshaled his strength for a pair of stunning solo albums, GP (1973) and Return of the Grievous Angel (1974), which seemed to concrete his musical aspirations. Parsons died before he could partake more fully of his revitalized vision, but his influence was felt in countless bands that forged links between country and...

A pioneering figure in the histories of both rock-n-roll and country music, Gram Parsons was a singer-songwriter who saw common ground in both genres, and attempted to combine them throughout his short but prolific career, which encompassed stints in the Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers, as well as a pair of critically acclaimed solo albums before his death in 1973. Parsons' best songs featured the high, precise harmonies of traditional country, which were abetted by his frequent musical partner, Emmylou Harris, with touches of rock and soul that lent an earthy quality to the material. He was largely responsible for creating one of the first country-rock albums, the Byrds' legendary Sweethearts of the Rodeo (1968), before delving deeper with the Burrito Brothers' Gilded Palace of Sin (1969). Parsons' notorious appetites for drugs and alcohol left him adrift in the early 1970s, but he marshaled his strength for a pair of stunning solo albums, GP (1973) and Return of the Grievous Angel (1974), which seemed to concrete his musical aspirations. Parsons died before he could partake more fully of his revitalized vision, but his influence was felt in countless bands that forged links between country and rock in the decades that followed his untimely passing.

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