Chris Hillman T-Shirt - Flying Burrito Bros Bird Tee
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Chris Hillman T-Shirt - Flying Burrito Bros Bird Tee worn by Chris Hillman.
Although the two were absolutely visionaries in their own right, the careers of Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman would not have been what they were without each other. Both lay the foundations for a new genre of music, country rock, or alternate country. For Gram that often meant creating country music with a rock and roll attitude, a la rolling stones style.
Gram Parsons was to play with the Byrds for a short time, but enough to make to make his presence known musically as he inspired the country direction for “Sweetheart of the Rodeo” and encouraged them to record it in Nashville.Gram, whose entrée to music had been fairly new so far, was spending a lot of time hanging out with his idols and buddies, the Rolling Stones who were then enjoying wild success in the US. Supposedly under their influence he decided not to accompany the Byrds on tour to South Africa, due to the apartheid situation. However such a decision was expressed very late in the day to the rest of the band thus ending his time with the Byrds not to mention pissing them off.
After falling out for a few months, Chris and Gram reconciled and weeks later Chris himself left the Byrds and. the two formed the Flying Burrito Brothers, a band that would go on to influence everyone from The Eagles to Beck.
This Worn Free Tee is custom made from super soft washed cotton. So comfy it will be an instant favorite in your T-Shirt rotation. Worn Free reproduces classic vintage style 'fully licensed' tees, in this case as worn by Chris Hillman.
Each tee comes with a special backstage pass style hang tag showing a picture of Chris Hillman wearing this Flying Burrito Bros Tee.