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He grew up in Florida in a troubled family--his father committed suicide and his mother remarried, but she later died of alcohol poisoning.He turned to music, learning to play the piano as a kid, and he started bands, including a folk outfit called the Shilos.Parsons And The Rolling Stones You can hear, in songs like "Luxury Liner," the country rock sound that would become his signature, so it was a perfect match when Gram hooked up with Chris Hillman and the Byrds in Los Angeles in the late 60s.They recorded a seminal album called "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" in 1968.Stones biographer Robert Greenfield calls them the psychedelic version of Don and Phil, the Everly brothers.Parsons was hanging out with Keith in France in 1971, while the Stones recorded "Exile on Main Street," and while he doesn't play on that record, his stamp is all over it, especially the steel guitar sound on songs like "Torn and Frayed."Gram Parsons, The Father While all this was going on, Polly Parsons was just an infant. She just remembers an idyllic childhood, playing Go Fish on the floor with her father in their Laurel Canyon home."I remember crawling up on my mother and my father laying on this beautiful silk day bed that overlooked the picture window through the garden and they were both naked. That was the same day we played Go Fish on the kitchen floor," she said.The foundation will help musicians and artists deal with substance abuse issues, which is timely given the recent deaths of Amy Winehouse and Whitney Houston.Polly says her father's death set the stage for her own addiction but also in hindsight, the work she's doing today.
He's called by some the "father of country rock." Parsons mixed blues, folk and rock to create what he called "cosmic American music," playing with The Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers, influencing the Rolling Stones.
They really needed me to know more than they did about my father and his music and his journey and his past and his history, and I didn't want to be that person," she said.
Polly Parsons' Turnaround You might say she saw the writing on the wall, coming from a family tree that included alcohol abuse and suicide on both sides.
But as a teenager, after he died, Polly's trouble with cocaine and alcohol addiction started.
And she kept it a secret that she was the daughter of the already legendary Gram Parsons."There was a time in my life where I was acutely aware that people really needed me to be the historian on my father's life.