February 25, 2013

From 1970: Gram Parsons Was A Genius


The best-known version of this song, "Wild Horses," is by The Stones, of course. However, the song was originally given to Gram Parsons by Keith Richards as a gift.

Gram...what can I say about him?  He had the voice of an angel and the soul of a tortured poet.  His life was a Tennessee Williams play.  He loved his drink and his drugs and American music in its purest forms.  His was a shattered soul, his voice about hopeful unreasonable love, and those hopes dashed on the ground.

He was far too beautiful for this world.

Gram Parsons
1946-1973

 

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting this. Gram Parsons is so largely forgotten today. Love this version of Wild Horses.

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  2. He was an angel sent to us from heaven. There is something about Gram's voice and person that was very, very special.

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  3. Oh, and I almost forgot: this version of "Wild Horses" was a demo. A demo.

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