Happy Birthday Gram Parsons

Gram Parsons was (November 5, 1946 – September 19, 1973) was the godfather of two sub-genres of country music, alt.country and country rock, or what he coined as “cosmic American music.) He was also the man that brought  Emmylou Harris from folk to country music and led Keith Richards toward country music that showed up as influences on Exile on Main Street and Sticky Fingers. Gram’s legacy can still be felt today and many artists owe him a debt of gratitude.

Gram Parsons – “Return of the Grievious Angel”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7w8vIVnVhc[/youtube]

Keith Richards – Hickory Wind

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZVVamm7g30[/youtube]

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