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The Flying Burrito Brothers - 100% match to Gram Parsons

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Emmylou Harris - 57% match to Gram Parsons

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Documentaries Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Drama Holiday & Seasonal
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2 April 1947, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Harris was raised in North Carolina, later attending the University Of North Carolina on a drama scholarship. Starting as a folk singer, Harris tried her luck in the late 60s in New York’s Greenwich Village folk clubs, making an album for the independent Jubilee label in 1970. Gliding Bird was largely unrepresentative of her subse Read more

The International Submarine Band - 56% match to Gram Parsons

Genres: Pop / Rock
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This country rock outfit was formed in New England, USA, in 1965 by Gram Parsons (Ingram Cecil Connor III, 5 November 1946, Winter Haven, Florida, USA, d. 19 September 1973, Joshua Tree, California, USA; vocals, keyboards, guitar), Ian Dunlop (bass/vocals), John Nuese (guitar, ex-Trolls) and Tom Snow (piano), who was later replaced by a drummer, Mickey Gauvin. It was Gauvin Read more

Gene Clark - 41% match to Gram Parsons

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Harold Eugene Clark, 17 November 1944, Tipton, Missouri, USA, d. 24 May 1991, Sherman Oaks, California, USA. After playing in various teenage groups, Clark was offered a place in the sprawling New Christy Minstrels in late 1963. He stayed long enough to contribute to two albums, Merry Christmas and Land Of Giants, before returning to Los Angeles, where he teamed up with Jim Read more

Townes Van Zandt - 37% match to Gram Parsons

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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John Townes Van Zandt, 7 March 1944, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, d. 1 January 1997, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, USA. A country and folk blues singer and guitarist, Van Zandt was a native Texan and great-grandson of one of the original settlers who founded Fort Worth in the mid-nineteenth century. The son of a prominent oil family, Van Zandt turned his back on financial security to pu Read more

Guy Clark - 34% match to Gram Parsons

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Folk
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6 November 1941, Rockport, Texas, USA. Clark has achieved considerably more fame as a songwriter than as a performer, although he is revered by his nucleus of fans internationally. Brought up in the hamlet of Monahans, Texas, Clark worked in television during the 60s, and later as a photographer - his work appeared on albums released by the Texan-based International Artists Read more

Steve Earle - 31% match to Gram Parsons

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Folk Drama
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Stephen Fain Earle, 17 January 1955, Fort Monroe, Virginia, USA. Earle’s father was an air-traffic controller and the family was raised in Schertz, near San Antonio, Texas. Earle played an acoustic guitar from the age of 11, but he also terrorized his school friends with a sawn-off shotgun. He left home many times and sang ‘Help Me Make It Through The Night’ a Read more

Dillard & Clark - 30% match to Gram Parsons

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Refugees from the Dillards and the Byrds, respectively, Doug Dillard (6 March 1937, East St. Louis, Illinois, USA) and Gene Clark (b. Harold Eugene Clark, 17 November 1944, Tipton, Missouri, USA, d. 24 May 1991, Sherman Oaks, California, USA) joined forces in 1968 to form one of the first country rock groups. Backed by the Expedition, featuring Bernie Leadon (banjo/guitar), Read more

John Prine - 30% match to Gram Parsons

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal
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10 October 1946, Maywood, Illinois, USA. His grandfather had played with Merle Travis, and Prine himself started playing guitar at the age of 14. He then spent time in college, worked as a postman for five years, and spent two years in the army. He began his musical career around 1970, singing in clubs in the Chicago area. Prine signed to Atlantic Records in 1971, releasing Read more

Lucinda Williams - 30% match to Gram Parsons

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Blues Pop / Rock Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
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26 January 1953, Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA. Her father, Miller Williams, is a professor of literature and a professional poet, but it was her mother, a music graduate, who influenced Lucinda the most. After a period spent travelling in the early 70s, Williams concentrated on playing folk clubs in Texas, mixing traditional blues and folk songs with original material. She r Read more

Buck Owens - 28% match to Gram Parsons

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Television Music & Radio Pop / Rock Soundtracks Westerns Holiday & Seasonal Christian & Gospel Comedy
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Alvis Edgar Owens Jnr., 12 August 1929, Sherman, Texas, USA, d. 25 March 2006, USA, Bakersfield, California, USA. Buck Owens became one of the leading country music stars of the 60s and 70s, along with Merle Haggard, the leading exponent of the ‘west coast sound’. Owens gave himself the nickname Buck at the age of three, after a favourite horse. When he was 10, his Read more

Gillian Welch - 28% match to Gram Parsons

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
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2 October 1967, New York City, New York, USA. The daughter of Hollywood television composers, Welch was raised in California where she achieved a degree in photography at Santa Cruz College. She later attended the Berklee College Of Music in Boston, where she met her musical, songwriting and romantic partner David Rawlings. They began playing bluegrass clubs as a duo, gradua Read more

Merle Haggard - 28% match to Gram Parsons

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Television Comedy Documentaries Action & Adventure Christian & Gospel Pop / Rock Music & Radio
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6 April 1937, Bakersfield, California, USA. ‘Like a razor’s edge, Merle Haggard sings’ is how John Stewart described his voice in ‘Eighteen Wheels’, and that razor has been honed by his rough and rowdy ways. In the 30s Haggard’s parents migrated from the Dustbowl to ‘the land of milk and honey’, California. Life, however, was almost a Read more

George Jones - 27% match to Gram Parsons

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Christian & Gospel Television Pop / Rock World Music Jazz Music & Radio
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George Glenn Jones, 12 September 1931, Saratoga, Texas, USA. Jones is the greatest of honky tonk singers but he has also been a victim of its lifestyle. He learned guitar in his youth, and in 1947, was hired by the husband-and-wife duo Eddie And Pearl. This developed into his own radio programme and a fellow disc jockey, noting his close-set eyes and upturned nose, nicknamed Read more

Willie Nelson - 27% match to Gram Parsons

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Comedy Music Videos & Concerts Documentaries Drama Country & Bluegrass Action & Adventure Holiday & Seasonal Westerns Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Television Vocals Pop / Rock Soundtracks Jazz Kids & Family Blues Children's Music Christian & Gospel Easy Listening
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Willie Hugh Nelson, 30 April 1933, Abbott, Texas, USA. Following their mother’s desertion and the death of their father, Nelson and his sister Bobbie were raised by their grandparents. Bobbie was encouraged to play the piano and Willie the guitar. By the age of seven he was writing cheating-heart-style songs. ‘Maybe I got ’em from soap operas on the radio,  Read more

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