CECIL INGRAM CONNOR
5, 1946 to September 19th, 1973
Morphine and Tequila Overdose
Garden of Memories, Metairie, Louisiana
never achieved great fame or success as a solo artist.
His greatest strength seemed to be his ability to
congeal the talents around him with his own skills.
Parsons was an integral part of various groups including
The Pacers, The Legends, The Shilos, The International
Submarine Band, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Fallen
Angels, and most notably, replacing David Crosby in The
Byrds and being part of the "Sweetheart of the Rodeo"
album. Gram Parsons greatest addition to music
lore may well be posthumous. Parsons had revealed
to friends his desire to be cremated at The Joshua Tree
instead of being buried. Upon arrival in Louisiana
for burial, Gram's body was stolen by two of his friends
and driven to the Joshua tree and set afire. His
friends were levied a meager fine and Parsons' remains
were eventually returned to Louisiana and interred.