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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 5 November 1946Winter Haven, Florida, USA
Date of Death 19 September 1973Joshua Tree, California, USA  (drug and alcohol overdose)
Birth NameIngram Cecil Connor III

Mini Bio (1)

Gram Parsons was born on November 5, 1946 in Winter Haven, Florida, USA as Ingram Cecil Connor III. He was married to Gretchen Parsons Carpenter. He died on September 19, 1973 in Joshua Tree, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Gretchen Parsons Carpenter (July 1971 - 19 September 1973) (his death)

Trivia (8)

Briefly attended Harvard University
His mother was a wealthy Florida citrus heiress
Was briefly a member of The Byrds, but refused to tour South Africa with the group, citing his opposition to apartheid. He then left to form The Flying Burrito Brothers.
Has a daughter, Polly Parsons, born in August 1968 to his girlfriend Nancy Ross.
Wrote the song 'Drug Store, Truck Drivin' Man' about country music DJ Ralph Emery.
He was voted the 87th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artist of all time by Rolling Stone.
Collaborated with Emmylou Harris to great effect.
Died just two months after the man who replaced him in The Byrds, Clarence White.

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