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GRAM PARSONS: THE DAVID CASSIDY YEARS

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Our Snobroll-recommended blogger Spike Priggen of Bedazzled! offers empirical proof that Gram Parsons and the Flying Burrito Brothers (above) were much less ROOTS-sensitive (see p. 105 of The Rock Snob*s Dictionary) than previously believed. To wit, Spike has unearthed an old promotional clip for the song “Older Guys” that finds Gram, Chris Hillman, and friends goofing around on a yacht way back when Simon LeBon and Nick Rhodes were still in ruffled diapers. It must be acknowledged, though, that pedal-steel ace “Sneaky Pete” Kleinow remains stoic throughout.

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