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by Ben Fong-Torres

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Download Hickory Wind - the Life and Times of Gram Parsons epub
ISBN: 0711927774
ISBN13: 978-0711927773
Category: Photography
Subcategory: Music
Author: Ben Fong-Torres
Publisher: Omnibus Press (January 1, 1991)
Pages: 236 pages
ePUB size: 1374 kb
FB2 size: 1371 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 735
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Ben Fong-Torres apparently created the general biographical outline in his book about Gram Parsons which all other books seem to follow, with the exception of Sid Griffin's. Certain information has been challenged and/or corrected by those proceeding authors, but having read Ben's book LAST, I can say that it is my favorite, as it is comprehensive without being sterile. If you're a gram fan, or just someone interested in this crazy story, Ben's book is the FIRST, not last, to buy.
One of the most accurate and detailed descriptions of this troubled artist.
The definitive work for those interested in the short life and times of the original Rhinestone Cowboy. Credited by some as being the one who popularized the genre of Country Rock music, Gram disdained this term for his own "Cosmic American Music". Born with a silver spoon in his mouth, Gram was probably cursed by genetics. His mother's longstanding bouts with the twin evils of alcohol and depression, and his father sharing those traits, conspired to doom a talent that is recognized more today than when he lived. An impetuous young man, Gram Parson's talent was unquestionable. His inability to manage that talent, while immersing himself in the most hedonistic pursuits of contemporary life, was a large part of his downfall. The story told within these pages is likely to move the reader; not so much in a sympathetic way, as Gram didn't evoke sympathy. He does, though, appear to be a product of his upbringing, which unfortunately led him down a path of self-destruction that ended in his untimely death in a high desert motel. This book reads well, written by an author who always pays attention to detail without inserting his personal judgement.
Love this book
This is a great biography on Gram Parsons. I am sure there are more details of his life that couldn't be covered in the one book, but I think this book gave a very good look at his short life & musical career without sugar coating or glamorizing the truth.
Swift Summer
I had really forgotten about Gram Parsons....Like many "fallen stars" from the '60's and '70's that came and went...

I heard his name mentioned on CMT television as being revolutionary in the whole rock/country meld...

Intrigued I decided to start researching more information about him.

Searching the internet...I found out about Hickory Wind and ordered it immediately.

I loved this book, I felt it was a forthright, no holds bared account of a man, sucked into the whole booze, drugs, rock and roll attitude of that time.

I think that Ben Fong-Torres wrote a exceptionaly honest book.

I didn't walk away thinking that this guy was a loser, but a real person, victim to predisposed addictions...A man, no matter what his demons, was very much loved and respected for his work.

Kudos to Ben Fong-Torres

I reccomend this book to anyone, regardless if you knew of Gram or is great reading of a intriguing generation of music and people.


Linda Hayes

San Diego,CA
I read a lot!
Good, condensed form with lots of info.