September 19, 1973 — Gram Parsons (26), rock band leader, died from a drug overdose at the Joshua Tree Inn, CA. His bands included The Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers, with the young singer Emmylou Harris. Phil Kaufman hijacked Parson’s body and burned it in Joshua Tree.


Related Link: Click here for a look at something more positive that is currently taking place in in Joshua Tree.

  4 comments for “This Day in History

  1. September 19, 2018 at 10:44 AM

    And yet another. Was part of it all the anti-war thing I wonder?


    • September 19, 2018 at 11:36 AM

      I can’t see a connection, but who knows? Check out the link I added to the original post. You might find it a bit more upbeat.


  2. alstacer
    September 19, 2018 at 6:59 AM

    Early ’70’s, a time of a lot of experimentation with drugs and different styles. Minds were expanded, some beyond the bounds of human physiology. Hendrix, Parsons, others lost going too far. Feel lucky to have survived some youthful indulgences, but sad for lives ended too soon.

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    • September 19, 2018 at 7:28 AM

      I hear you, Al. That whole ‘mind expansion’ concept is a tricky thing. I have several friends who have paid the price for their field experiments.


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