Iconic Corpse: Gram Parsons’ Botched Cremation

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Today we present one of THE most important entries in the North American Iconic Corpse canon– alt country messiah Gram Parsons (and his botched Joshua Tree cremation.)

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***SELECTED SOURCES/ADDITIONAL READING***

How I Stole Gram Parsons’ Body
https://www.loudersound.com/features/how-i-stole-gram-parsons-body

Gram Parsons: The Mysterious Death – and Aftermath
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/gram-parsons-the-mysterious-death-and-aftermath-204652/

The Strange Tale of Gram Parsons’ Funeral in Joshua Tree
https://www.desertusa.com/dusablog/the-strange-tale-of-gram-parsons-funeral-in-joshua-tree.html

Why I stole my best friend’s body
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/why-i-stole-my-best-friends-body-87595.html

Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses
Lovejoy, Bess. Simon & Schuster, 2013.

Gram Parsons: Bio Of Country-Rock’s Messiah And Grievous Angel
https://groovyhistory.com/gram-parsons

Grave Spotlight: Gram Parsons
http://www.cemeteryguide.com/gotw-parsons.html

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