Flying Burrito Brothers Bassist Chris Ethridge Passes
May 1, 2012 at 2:05 PM (PT)
CHRIS ETHRIDGE, the original bassist from the 1960s band that featured the late GRAM PARSONS, the FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS, passed away at age 65.
JOHN CHRISTOPHER ETHRIDGE was born in MERIDIAN, MS in 1947, and moved to LOS ANGELES by the time he was 17. That’s where he met PARSONS, and other musicians such as CHRIS HILLMAN (later of the BYRDS), and formed the BURRITO BROTHERS.
Later ETHRIDGE played with artists such as WILLIE NELSON, and stayed for eight years with NELSON’s touring band.
To read the obituary in the LOS ANGELES TIMES, click here.