Hickory Wind: The Life and Times of Gram Parsons

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Macmillan, Sep 15, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 244 pages
Gram Parons lived hard and died young, and left behind a musical legacy that has influenced generations of rock and country legends. Ben Fong-Torres's moving account of his story--from his poor-little-rich-kid childhood; through his seminal time with the Byrds and his own bands, the Flying Burrito Brothers and the Fallen Angels; to days and nights spent with the likes of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Emmylou Harris--is a classic of rock biography. This newly expanded edition updates the text and discograph, adds rare new photographs, and concludes with an intriguing epilogue that answers some lingering questions about Gram's untimely death--and raised a few more.
 

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When I was a teenager I discovered Gram Parsons's amazing music. He was still alive then, and he performed on Providence TV 12 just before he died. I saw him, propped up there at the mike, wasted and ... Read full review

HICKORY WIND: The Life and Times of Gram Parsons

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Fong-Torres, 12 years an editor at Rolling Stone and currently feature writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, presents a richly detailed life of Gram Parsons—a musician who, although his records ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
Because Theyre the Snivelys
9
A WeedSmoking Drifter
13
Coon Dog and Avis
16
Trembling Earth
19
West Point South
28
New Family New Bands
35
The Shilos
42
Like a Rolling Stone
127
A Little Woodstock
137
The Bottle Let Me Down
142
White Line Fever
147
Gimme Shelter
152
Her Names Emmylou
163
GP
171
Falling Angels
176

Wore My Youth Like a Crown
46
Oh Mother
54
A Harvard Man
57
International Submarine Band
66
The Trip
74
Safe at Home
80
Sweetheart of the Rodeo
86
You Aint Goin Nowhere
93
Flying Again
99
A Groovy Groop
104
The Train Song
111
Flying Burritos and Saucers
123
Tempted and Tried
186
Love Hurts
192
Oh Lord Grant Me Vision
197
Night Moves
203
Grievous Angels
211
Calling Me Home
217
Still Feeling Blue
225
Discography
232
Bibliography
236
Index
239
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Ben Fong-Torres lives and writes in San Francisco.

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