Chris Hillman

Born: December 4, 1944
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Hillman left the Flying Burrito Brothers in the fall of 1971 to help Stephen Stills form Manassas, bringing Al Perkins with him. Hillman stayed with Stills for two years and two albums, as his "second in command", and when Stills rejoined his cohorts Crosby, Stills and Young, Hillman linked up with J.D. Souther and Richie Furay to form the ill-fated Souther-Hillman-Furay in late 1973.

When S-H-F fell apart, Hillman teamed up with his old Byrds cohorts Roger McGuinn and Gene Clark, in McGuinn-Clark-Hillman, then by the beginning of the 1980s had returned to his bluegrass and country-rock roots, forming the Desert Rose Band in the mid-Eighties with Herb Pedersen and John Jorgensen. Hillman led and guided Desert Rose through a string of top Country hits into the 1990s - then disbanded it in favor of a life free from the rigors of the road, but still able to perform occasional shows and put out excellent music including the 1995 collaboration with Pedersen "Bakersfield Bound", a string of albums with Pedersen, Larry and Tony Rice, and his own 1998 solo "Like A Hurricane".

Thanks to Alan Rockman, excellent writer of rock and roll bios, for the great bio on Chris Hillman.

Instruments Played / Skills:
Backup Vocals Bass Guitar Songwriter Vocals Guitar Mandolin Banjo

American Standard Rock Country-Rock

Bands That Chris Hillman Has Played For:
Byrds, The Desert Rose Band Flying Burrito Bros. Burrito Brothers Souther, Hillman, Furay Band

Chris Hillman Has Worked With:
Gram Parsons Herb Pedersen John Jorgenson Steve Duncan Bill Bryson Jay Dee Maness Tom Brumley Sneaky Pete Kleinow Chris Ethridge Jon Corneal Popeye Phillips Bernie Leadon Michael Clarke Al Perkins Rick Roberts Alan Munde Byron Berline Kenny Wertz Roger Bush J.D. Souther Richie Furay Paul Harris Jim Gordon Joe Lala Glenn Frey Don Henley Ron Grinel Kevin Kelley Donald Beck
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