Flying Burrito Brothers

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.

 

20th Century Masters press release

Recording Years / Label
1969-1973 -  A&M Records
Name Member Years Instruments
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
Michael Clarke drums
Byron Berline
Roger Bush
Bernie Leadon 1969-1971 bass, piano, vocals
Al Perkins 1971 steel guitar
Rick Roberts 1970-1972 guitars, vocals
Kenny Wertz guitar, vocals
Name Birth Death
Chris Hillman 1944-12-04
Gram Parsons 1946-05-04 1973-09-19
Chris Ethridge 1947-02-10 2012-04-23
Pete Kleinow 1934-08-20 2007-01-06
Michael Clarke 1944-06-03 1993-12-19
Byron Berline 1944-07-06
Roger Bush
Bernie Leadon 1947-07-19
Al Perkins 1944-08-01
Rick Roberts 1949-08-31
Kenny Wertz
Name See associated acts
Chris Hillman Ever Call Ready
Gram Parsons Gram Parsons
Pete Kleinow Sir Raleigh and the Cupons
Bernie Leadon Ever Call Ready
Al Perkins Ever Call Ready
Rick Roberts Rick Roberts