[bksvol-discuss] New book submission - Hickory Wind: The Life and Times of Gram Parsons

  • From: "Rik James" <d28rik@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2006 18:19:25 -0600

This book is now on the Step 1 page awaiting a validation for acceptance to
the Bookshare collection.

Hickory Wind: The Life and Times of Gram Parsons
By Ben Fong-Torres

This entertaining biography examines the eventful life of singer/guitarist
Gram Parsons, who collaborated with the Byrds on the album Sweetheart of the
Rodeo , founded the Flying Burrito Brothers with Chris Hillman and worked
with country singer Emmylou Harris. Although Parsons achieved only minimal
stardom prior to his 1973 drug-related death at age 26, his fusion of
country and rock influenced such bands as the Eagles and the Grateful Dead.
Fong-Torres ( The Motown Album ) describes the free-spirited, flamboyant
musician's privileged but troubled Southern background and interviews
individuals including the Byrds' Roger McGuinn, the Rolling Stones' Keith
Richards and loyal road manager Phil Kaufman, who, according to Parsons's
wishes, attempted--unsuccessfully--to cremate Parsons's body in Joshua Tree
National Monument, a park in California. Fong-Torres drops music-biz names
and reports on the colorful 1960s and '70s fast lane with finesse; Parsons's
profound, continuing impact is felt in admiring testimonies from friends and
fans. 

I put my email in the Volunteer Comment section.  I still have the book, and
the .ARK file if there is a question.

Thanks.
Rik

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