There are times when it's right and proper to simply bury the dead. This is not one of those times... Gram Parsons was one of the most influential musicians of his time; a bitter, brilliant, genius who knew Elvis, tripped with the Stones and fatally overdosed on morphine and tequila in 1973. And from his dying came a story. A story from deep within folklore; a story of friendship, honour and adventure; a story so extraordinary that if it didn't really happen, no one would believe it. Two men, a hearse, a dead rock star, five gallons of petrol, and a promise. And the most extraordinary chase of modern times.
It's better to burn out than to fade away.
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Did You Know?
died in Room 8 at the Joshua Tree Inn, which is the room Larry and Phil find Mr. Parsons in at the end of the film when they explain their reasons for kidnapping Gram's body. Room 8 is known as Gram Parsons's Room at the Joshua Tree Inn Bed and Breakfast and can be rented for overnight stays. See more
When they turn themselves in at the end, an extra is seen walking out of the building twice. See more
Wherever there's a hippie, there's a crime, even if that crime hasn't happened yet. That's what I always say.
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Cosmic American Spirit
Written by Richard G Mitchell
Performed by Richard G Mitchell
Published by Bucks Music Group Ltd See more