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Joshua Tree: For Gram, who's still gone( Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times )
Back in 1973, singer-songwriter Gram Parsons died at the Joshua Tree Inn after a drug overdose. (Then his body was stolen and a friend fouled up an attempt at DIY cremation, but that's another story.) Back at the inn, Parsons tributes turn up now and again. When I was there in 2012, this little shrine was in the courtyard.
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