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Cover of The Gilded Palace of Sin (1969)
Cover of The Gilded Palace of Sin (1969)

The Flying Burrito Brothers were an early country rock band, best known for their massively influential debut album, 1969's The Gilded Palace of Sin. Although the group is most often thought of in connection with country-rock legend Gram Parsons, in fact it went through a mind-numbing variety of personnel changes through a series of break-ups and resurrections (sometimes due to Parsons' tendency to switch from band to band and project to project with no notice). Image File history File links The_Gilded_Palace_of_Sin. ... Country rock is a musical genre formed from the fusion of rock and roll with country music. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... The Gilded Palace of Sin is an album by a country-rock group Flying Burrito Brothers, released in 1969. ... Gram Parsons, wearing his Nudie suit on the lot of A&M records Gram Parsons (November 5, 1946 – September 19, 1973) was born Ingram Cecil Connor III in Winter Haven, Florida to a wealthy family of fruit growers with extensive properties both there and in Waycross, Georgia, where he was...

Ironically, the band best known as the "Flying Burrito Brothers" actually 'borrowed' their name from the original "Flying Burrito Brothers", composed of bassist Ian Dunlop and drummer Mickey Gauvin, bandmates of Parsons from the Boston-born International Submarine Band, plus any of a loose coalition of musicians, including Parsons himself from time to time. In a deliberate choice of focusing on just creating and playing music over the distractions of over-involvement in the music business, in 1968 they returned from Los Angeles to New York city. From this base they continued to tour the Northeast playing their eclectic traditional/rockabilly/blues/R&B-oriented version of rock, using the name "The Flying Burrito Brothers East" after Parsons' group became famous. An unusually large burrito. ... The music industry is the industry that creates and performs music, both in the form of compositions and performances. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States, the most densely populated major city in North America, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ...

Meanwhile, on the West Coast, Parsons and Chris Hillman thought the name would be perfectly suited for the country-oriented rock band they had been dreaming of since early 1968, when they had hijacked Roger McGuinn's chart-topping rock band The Byrds to produce the first country-oriented rock album, Sweetheart of the Rodeo. They immersed themselves in their vision in their house in the San Fernando Valley, "Burrito Manor", even replacing their wardrobe with a set of custom country-Western suits from tailor to the C&W stars Nudie's Rodeo Tailors (Parsons's decorated with embroidered marijuana leaves), and began a period of intensely fruitful creativity. In general, the term West Coast is a nickname for the coastal states of the Western United States, comprising California, Oregon and Washington, and sometimes Alaska and Hawaii (see Pacific States). ... Chris Hillman (born December 4, 1944, Los Angeles, California)was one of the original members of The Byrds(1965) with Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, and Michael Clarke. ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... James Roger McGuinn (born July 13, 1942) is an American singer-songwriter, who was born as James Joseph McGuinn III in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Byrds’ original line-up. ... Sweetheart of the Rodeo is an album by American country rock band The Byrds, released on July 29, 1968 (see 1968 in music). ... Gram Parsons wearing a Nudie Suit Nudie Suit is a brand name of rhinestone- and spangle-decorated cowboy attire worn by many popular country music artists from the 1940s until Nudie Cohens death in 1984. ... Cannabis is a plant also known as Cannabis sativa, hemp, or marijuana. ...

Their first album The Gilded Palace of Sin (1968) did not sell terribly well, being a radical departure from anything most of the record-buying public (either rock or country) had ever seen, but the group had a cult following which included several famous musicians, such as Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones. Parsons soon became friends with Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones and left the group after 1970's Burrito Deluxe, which also saw the departure of Ethridge and addition of Bernie Leadon and Michael Clarke (of The Byrds). Rick Roberts replaced Parsons and released a self-titled album with the group in 1971. Kleinow then left to become a session musician and Leadon joined The Eagles. Al Perkins and Roger Bush replaced them, and Kenny Wertz and Byron Berline joined as well, releasing The Last of the Red Hot Burritos (1972), a live album. The band fell apart. Hillman and Perkins joined Manassas, while Berline, Bush and Wertz formed Country Gazette. Roberts reassembled a new group for a 1973 European tour, and then began a solo career before forming Firefall with Michael Clarke. 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Portrait photograph by Daniel Kramer Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman May 24, 1941) is a highly influential American songwriter, musician, and poet. ... The Rolling Stones, 1964. ... Album photograph by Sante D’orazio Keith Richards (born December 18, 1943 in Dartford, Kent), is a British guitarist and songwriter, best known for his work with The Rolling Stones, the band he founded with vocalist Mick Jagger and Brian Jones in 1962. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Bernie Leadon (born July 19, 1947 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American musician, best known as a founding member of the country rock band The Eagles. ... Michael Clarke may refer to: Michael Clarke (cricketer) Michael Clarke (musician) Michael Clarke Duncan, U.S. actor This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Byrds’ original line-up. ... 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Al Perkins (Born August 1, 1933) is a Texas born American guitarist. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... This article needs cleanup. ...

As Gram Parson's influence and fame grew, so did interest in the Flying Burrito Brothers, leading to the release of Honky Tonks (1974), a double album, and the recreation of the band by Kleinow and Ethridge in 1975. Floyd Gilbeau, Joel Scott Hill and Gene Parsons also joined, and the band released Flying Again that year. Ethridge was then replaced by Skip Battin for Airborne (1976), followed by an album of unreleased early material, Sleepless Nights. For the next few decades, the group released albums and toured and had a country hit with "White Line Fever" (1980, a cover by Merle Haggard) and then became the Burrito Brothers. Through numerous incarnations, the band released albums and toured throughout the 1980s and 90s. 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Merle Ronald Haggard (April 6, 1937 in Bakersfield, California) is an American country music singer and songwriter. ... // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 60s and 70s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... // Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but otherwise retaining the same mindset. ...


  • The Gilded Palace of Sin (1969)
  • Burrito Deluxe (1970)
  • The Flying Burrito Brothers (1971)
  • The Last of the Red Hot Burritos (1972)
  • Bluegrass Special [live] (1974)
  • Flying Again (1975)
  • Hot Burrito (1975)
  • Live in Amsterdam (1975)
  • Pop Chronik (live) (1975)
  • Airborne (1976)
  • Live from Tokyo (1978)
  • Hearts on the Line (1981)
  • Sunset Sundown (1982)
  • Cabin Fever (1985)
  • Live From Amsterdam 1985 (1985)
  • Live from Europe (1986)
  • Southern Tracks (1990)
  • Back to Sweethearts of the Rodeo (1990)
  • From Another Time (1991)
  • Close Encounters to the West Coast (1991)
  • Live (1993)
  • Eye of a Hurricane (1994)
  • Tribute to Gram Parsons (1995)
  • Live at the Cannary (1996)
  • California Jukebox (1997)
  • Live in Europe (1997)
  • Bicentennial Burritos (1999)
  • Sons of the Golden West (1999)
  • Red Album: Live Studio Party in Hollywood (2002)

  Results from FactBites:
Rarebird's Flying Burrito Brothers Reviews (4642 words)
Between two different FBB lineups, Kleinow and Guilbeau briefly played in a band called Sierra (not to be confused with a contemporary gospel trio of the same name).
A significant chapter in FBB history began in 1979, when Kleinow, Gilbeau, and Battin reunited under the name Burrito Brothers, and added vocalist and multi-instrumentalist John Beland to the lineup.
Although the Flying Burrito Brothers name was finally retired in the year 2000, Kleinow soon formed a new band called Burrito Deluxe, whom he played with up until his death in 2007.
The Flying Burrito Brothers - Biography - AOL Music (851 words)
The Flying Burrito Brothers helped forge the connection between rock and country, and with their 1969 debut album, The Gilded Palace of Sin, they virtually invented the blueprint for country-rock.
The Flying Burrito Brothers reunited later in the '70s, albeit without their founding members Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman, and continued performing and recording in a variety of incarnations into the '80s.
Burrito Deluxe, the group's second album, was released in the spring of 1970.
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