Byte Sized biographies of the famous, the infamous and the quirky in less than hour.
Gram Parsons (Volume 3, Episode 12) Part One
Part Hank Williams and part Spinal Tap, Gram Parsons’ influence on popular music can be heard every day.
The Byrds, Chris Hillman, left, Roger McGuinn, center
Chris Hillman circa Flying burrito Brothers
Roger McGuinn, 1976
Gram Parsons infamous Nudie suit, Country Music Hall of Fame
Gram Parsons (Volume 3, Episode 12) Part Two
Part Hank Williams and part Spinal Tap, fifty years after his death, Gram Parsons’ influence on popular music can be heard every day.
Gram Parsons Nudie Suit, Country Music Hall of Fame
Emmylou Harris in the seventies
Emmylou Harris in 2012
Keith Richards, 1973
Room 8, Joshua Tree Inn, the room where Gram Parsons died.
George Orwell (Volume 3, Episode 11) part one
The creator of 1984 and Animal Farm lived a life that was as original and strange as the books themselves.
Passport photo en route to Burma
Orwell’s wife, Eileen Blair
“The Stores,” today, in Wallington
Orwell and his son, Richard
George Orwell (Volume 3, episode 11) part 2
The creator of Animal Farm and 1984 lived a life as original and strange as the books themselves.
Barnhill, Orwell’s island hideaway in Scotland
Barnhill from a distance, by Ken Craig
Animal Farm, First Edition Cover
Sonia Brownell Blair Orwell
Eric Blair aka George Orwell, Gravesite
George Dasch and the 1942 nazi u-boat invasion of america (volume 3, Episode 10) Part One
The true story of eight nazi spies who landed on American shores via U-Boat at the height of WWII
George Dasch, FBI mugshot
The Eight: Top row, L to R, Dasch, Burger, Heinck, Quirin, Bottom Row, Kerling, Thiel, Newubauer, Haupt.
Walter Kappe, 1936 American mug shot.
Amagansett Coast guard station
Coast Guardsman John Cullen
J. Edgar Hoover in the 30’s
Amagansett Long Island Railroad station today
George Dasch and the 1942 Nazi U-boat invasion of america (Volume 3, Episode 10) part 2
The true story of eight nazi spies who landed on American shores via U-Boat at the height of WWII.
Typical German U-Boat
Attorney General Francis Biddle
Mugshot of Herbert Haupt’s father, Hans Haupt
Herbie’s mother, Erna Haupt
Chief Justice Harlan Stone
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