The Flying Burrito Brothers

The Flying Burrito Brothers

When Gram Parsons led the Flying Burrito Brothers, his emotive, haunting songs and the band's classic C&W-based virtuosity set the standard for California country rock. After he left, followed by cofounder Chris Hillman, the band quickly devolved into an uninspired follower of the style it had started. Eventually, ex-Burritos went on to greater commercial success in the Eagles, Firefall, and the Desert Rose Band.

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