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On December 19, 1993.

On December 19, 1993, Michael James Dick aka Michael Clarke, died aged 47. He was musician (drums, percussion), member of Firefall, The Flying Burrito Brothers,  but was best known as drummer of The Byrds.


On January 6, 2007.

On January 6, Peter E. “Sneaky Pete” Kleinow died aged 72. He was musician, songwriter and a motion picture special effects artist, best known as a member of the Flying Burrito Brothers. He worked as a session musician for  Joni Mitchell, The Rolling Stones, Ringo Starr, Stevie Wonder, Spencer Davis, Linda Ronstadt, Joan Baez, Jackson Browne, The Byrds, Joe Cocker, Rita Coolidge, Eagles, The Everly Brothers, George Harrison and The Steve Miller Band.

In June 1976.

In June 1976, “Columbia” label released “Airborne”, the fifth Flying Burrito Brothers album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by John Fischbach.


  • “Sneaky” Pete Kleinow: pedal steel guitar
  • Skip Battin: vocals, bass, piano
  • Joel Scott Hill: vocals, guitar
  • Gib Guilbeau: vocals, fiddle
  • Gene Parsons: vocals, drums, guitar, harmonica, banjo
  • Warren “Bugs” Pemberton: drums

Track listing:

  1. Out of Control – Gib Guilbeau,Gene Parsons
  2. Waitin’ for Love to Begin – Pete Kleinow, Gib Guilbeau
  3. Toe Tappin’ Music – Gib Guilbeau
  4. Quiet Man – John Prine
  5. Northbound Bus – Nickey Barclay
  6. Big Bayou – Gib Guilbeau
  7. Walk on the Water – Gib Guilbeau, Joel Scott Hill
  8. Linda Lu – Ray Sharpe
  9. Border Town – Joel Scott Hill, Michael Lawson
  10. She’s a Sailor – Stevie Wonder
  11. Jesus Broke the Wild Horse – Steven Glick, Dennis Krause

In April 1970.

In March 1970, “A&M” label released “Burrito Deluxe”, the second Flying Burrito Brothers studio album. It was recorded 1969-1970, and was produced by Jim Dickson and Henry Lewy.


  • Gram Parsons— vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Chris Hillman— vocals, bass, mandolin
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow— pedal steel guitar
  • Bernie Leadon— vocals, guitar, dobro
  • Michael Clarke— drums
  • Leon Russell— piano
  • Byron Berline— fiddle
  • Tommy Johnson— tuba
  • Buddy Childers— cornet, flugelhorn
  • Leopoldo C. Carbajal — accordion
  • Frank Blanco — percussion

Track listing:

  1. Lazy Days – Gram Parsons
  2. Image of Me – Harlan Howard, Wayne Kemp
  3. High Fashion Queen – Chris Hillman, Gram Parsons
  4. If You Gotta Go – Bob Dylan
  5. Man in the Fog – Bernie Leadon, Gram Parsons
  6. Father Along – J.R. Baxter, W.B. Stevens
  7. Older Guys – Chris Hillman, Bernie Leadon, Gram Parsons
  8. Cody Cody – Chris Hillman, Bernie Leadon, Gram Parsons
  9. God’s Own Singer – Bernie Leadon
  10. Down in the Churchyard – Chris Hillman, Gram Parsons
  11. Wild Horses – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards

On December 6, 1969.


On December 6, 1969, “The Altamont Speedway Free Festival” was held at the Altamont Speedway in Northern California. The festival made it in the history mostly for the violence that resulted with the death of Meredith Hunter and three accidental deaths: two caused by a hit-and-run car accident and one by drowning in an irrigation canal, number of injured people, numerous stolen cars and extensive property damage. Performers on the festival were Santana, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Jefferson Airplane, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Rolling Stones. The Grateful Dead canceled their performance due to the rising violence. Approximately 300,000 people attended the concert. Filmmakers Albert and David Maysles shot footage of the festival which can be seen in the 1970 documentary movie “Gimme Shelter”.

On September 19, 1973.

Gram Parsons

On September 19, 1973, Gram Parsons died aged 26. He was singer-songwriter and musician (guitar, piano, organ), worked with The International Submarine Band, The Flying Burrito Brothers and The Byrds.  He popularized what he called “Cosmic American Music”, a hybrid of country, rhythm and blues, soul, folk, and rock