Gram Parsons

1946 - 1973

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Ingram Cecil Connor III (November 5, 1946 – September 19, 1973), known professionally as Gram Parsons, was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist. Parsons recorded as a solo artist and with the International Submarine Band, the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers. He popularized what he called "Cosmic American Music", a hybrid of country, rhythm and blues, soul, folk, and rock.Parsons was born in Winter Haven, Florida and developed an interest in country music while attending Harvard University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gram Parsons has received more than 2,752,637 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Gram Parsons is the 1,154th most popular musician (down from 1,107th in 2019), the 5,717th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,340th in 2019) and the 450th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Gram Parsons ranks 1,154 out of 2,675. Before him are Jim Keltner, Duane Eddy, Emanuel Ax, Lou Donaldson, Shawn Crahan, and Donald Fagen. After him are Gerald Moore, Blind Willie McTell, Michael Sembello, John McVie, Tony Williams, and Mick Jones.

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Among people born in 1946, Gram Parsons ranks 379Before him are Sanjay Gandhi, Óscar Berger, Ricky Bruch, Ratomir Dujković, Juan Pons, and Zsuzsa Koncz. After him are Alan Dean Foster, Caterina Caselli, Ognyan Gerdzhikov, Jüri Tarmak, Ibn Warraq, and Charles Bolden. Among people deceased in 1973, Gram Parsons ranks 169Before him are Vera Panova, Raymond Schwartz, İbrahim Kaypakkaya, Charles Daniels, Arthur Freed, and Elizabeth Bowen. After him are Lon Chaney Jr., Alexander Gorbatov, Alexander Rou, Otilio Ulate Blanco, Erich Srbek, and Carlos Menditeguy.

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Among people born in United States, Gram Parsons ranks 5,717 out of 15,968. Before him are Shawn Crahan (1969), Lane Smith (1936), Donald Fagen (1948), Glenn Davis (1934), Jamey Sheridan (1951), and Bill O'Reilly (1949). After him are Mildred Davis (1901), Caroline Harrison (1832), Adriana Caselotti (1916), Blind Willie McTell (1898), Paul J. Weitz (1932), and Alan Dean Foster (1946).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Gram Parsons ranks 450Before him are Seasick Steve (1951), Jim Keltner (1942), Duane Eddy (1938), Lou Donaldson (1926), Shawn Crahan (1969), and Donald Fagen (1948). After him are Blind Willie McTell (1898), Michael Sembello (1954), Tony Williams (1945), D. J. Fontana (1931), Herb Ellis (1921), and Sonny Clark (1931).