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‘Not Just Merle Haggard and Garth Brooks’: Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’

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On September 18, 1973, 26-year-old Gram Parsons was partying. The former member of The Byrds and founder of short-lived but greatly revered acts The Flying Burrito Brothers and the International Submarine Band was, at the time, not a celebrated, enormously influential figure in country western music. He was an alcoholic trust-fund kid with a serious… Read More