Mr. Tamborine Man

The debut album from The Byrds is released on June 21, 1965.

The album influences many including Tom Petty and others and introduces the music world to “folk rock.”

It’s #232 on Rolling Stone Magazines 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.”