Artist Biography by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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Artist Biography by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Gram Parsons is the father of country-rock. While he was alive, Parsons was a cult number that never ever sold lots of documents but influenced numerous fellow musicians, from the Rolling Stones to the Byrds.

Gram Parsons was born Cecil Ingram Connor on November 5, 1946. He was the grandson of John Snivley, that possessed roughly one-third of all the citrus areas in Florida, and the son of Coon Dog Connor, an Air Force professional that owned a box-making manufacturing facility in Waycross, Georgia. As a youngster, Parsons learned how to play the piano at the age of nine, the same year he saw Elvis https://gramparsons.com/ Presley carry out at his institution; complying with the seminal performance, Parsons chose to end up being an artist. When he was 12, Parsons' father devoted suicide, and the family relocated in with Parsons' grandparents in Winter Haven, FL. A year after the relocation, his mommy wed Robert Parsons; Gram was after that taken on by his stepfather, and the youngster