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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...

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

...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...

Country Rock

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...The term ‘country rock’ is most generally associated with a style of acoustic and pedal steel guitar/lush vocal harmony-based soft rock often labeled the ‘California sound’ of the mid-1970s. It is best represented by the music...