Murdock drops John Prine stories and unwinds the saga of Gram Parsons, Joshua Tree and a crazy promise between friends that ends with a $750 fine.

 

SHOW NOTES:

A basic rundown: https://ultimateclassicrock.com/gram-parsons-body-theft-case-settled/

The Oral History: https://www.loudersound.com/features/how-i-stole-gram-parsons-body

Original Rolling Stone reporting: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/gram-parsons-the-mysterious-death-and-aftermath-204652/

Eight Miles High: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J74ttSR8lEg

Byrds playing Eight Miles High live at the Filmore East in 1970: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ymkBEhdHBE