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...In 1968, former Byrds members Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman created the Flying Burrito Brothers, which became one of the most important country rock bands. After arranging a lineup, the band recorded its first album, The Gilded Palace...

The Eagles

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...The soft-rock sound of the 1970s was inextricable from the musical output of the Eagles. Formed by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner in Los Angeles in 1971, the Eagles all began as members of Linda Ronstadt’s band...

Gram Parsons

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...Born Ingram Cecil Connor III on November 5, 1946, in Florida, USA, Gram Parsons is considered the father of country-rock. He is well known for his performances in, most notably, the International Submarine Band, The Byrds, and The Flying...

Roger Knox

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...The country music of Roger Knox, known as the Black Elvis, represents his personal history as an Aboriginal Australian who was born in 1948 in New South Wales, Australia. Knox’s parents were members of the “stolen generation” of Aboriginal...

The Band

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...Emerging from the Hawks, a backing band for singer Ronnie Hawkins, the Band’s lineup of Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, Robbie Robertson, and Levon Helm mastered the art of combining American folk roots music with rock and roll...

The Byrds

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...In 1964, when Jim McGuinn, Gene Clark, and David Crosby came together as the Jet Set, the proto-form of one of the most productive engines in American folk music was born. The members had each performed in folk groups previously, but were...

Tex Morton

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...The New Zealander Tex Morton helped to bring the hillbilly idiom of country and western to the Oceanic market. Born Robert Lane in Nelson in 1916, Morton was taught guitar by a Maori neighbor and left home at fifteen to pursue his dream...

Neil Young

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...Neil Young is a prolific folk rock guitarist and singer-songwriter. Aside from his solo pursuits, he is also known as part of the band Buffalo Springfield and as the fourth member of the group Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Young was born...
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...In the late 1960s and early 1970s focus on singer-songwriters, Bobbie Gentry emerged as one of the first females to achieve broad success within the country music idiom. Born in 1944 in Chickasaw County, Mississippi, Gentry was raised...

Flying Burrito Brothers' The Gilded Palace of Sin: “One sin very naturally leans on another.”

Bob Proehl

Bob Proehl runs No Radio Records – a record store and label based in Ithaca, NY. He is also the publisher and editor of Tugboat Captain Press, a poetry imprint. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2008

33 1/3 Books

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...In 1968, the Flying Burrito Brothers released The Gilded Palace of Sin on A&M Records,selling a disappointing 400,000 copies. Almost forty years later, front man Gram Parsons, is still spoken of with almost messianic reverence. Patron saint...