And he never had a hit record during a life that ended at age 26 after a drug overdose in Room 8 of the Joshua Tree Inn.
And he was thought of by many folks, including some of his closest friends, as a screwup who seldom saw an opportunity he couldn’t squander.
So why are there 10 available books about Gram Parsons’ life and music, when there’s not one full-length biography of Merle Haggard and only one of the Everly Brothers? Why will a bevy of musicians gather at Douglas Corner tonight to play Parsons’ songs at the Gram InterNational V show?
Why will author Bob Kealing — whose “Calling Me Home: Gram Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock” is now available via the University Press of Florida — be in town for the Douglas Corner event and for a book signing Saturday at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum?
A bunch of reasons, really.
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