Grievous Angel 

January 13, 1974 ~ Gram’s critically acclaimed album is released 4 months after his death.

It’s #425 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.






September 19, 1973 ~

Gram Parsons dies at 26 after taking a shot of liquid morphine in his room at Joshua Tree Inn. Parsons had been recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, but relapsed during his trip to Joshua Tree National Park. “He was clean and took a strong shot,” his friend Keith Richards says. “It’s the one mistake you don’t want to make.”


Goose Lake International Music Festival ~ Michigan’s answer to Woodstock

August 7 – 9, 1970

“Hey, you’re dragging something under your car,” a young girl calls to the driver.

“That’s OK, he’s my friend,” the driver says.

“Wow,” says the girl. Then, a few steps further, “Oh wow.”