Flying Burrito Brothers
"It's not the chart position or sales that count. It's the influence and legacy."
Signed to A&M Records in 1969. Disbanded in 1972.
A&M Records held a listening party for the release of The Gilded Palace of Sin. The invitations contained packets of hay. The U.S. Postal Service tested the hay for drugs. No drugs were found but the story made the news, creating more promotion for the band and the album. Gilded Palace sold about 40,000 copies between February and August 1969. The album cover is considered iconic as the band wore hand-embroidered Nudie Cohn suits.
Flying Burrito Brothers, the band's third album, was ranked #192 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Hot Burritos: the True Story of the Flying Burrito Brothers. John Einarson, Chris Hillman.
Time Between: My Life As a Byrd, Burrito Brother and Beyond. Chris Hillman.
|Chris Hillman||1969-1972||guitar, mandolin, vocals|
|Gram Parsons||1969-1970||guitar, keyboards, vocals|
|Chris Ethridge||1969||bass, piano, vocals|
|Pete Kleinow||1969-1971||steel guitar|
|Bernie Leadon||1969-1971||bass, piano, vocals|
|Al Perkins||1971||steel guitar|
|Rick Roberts||1970-1972||guitars, vocals|
|Kenny Wertz||1971||guitar, vocals|