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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.
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.
"He's one of the rare artists you can hear his spirit and his sadness in his music.
Today she's keeping his legacy alive with the Gram Parsons Foundation, which is being launched officially today at the South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas, with artists like Blitzen Trapper and members of the Fleet Foxes performing.He was just 26 when he died and it left such a hole in their lives that her mom wouldn't allow Gram's music in their house.