The Hillmen were a bluegrass-styled combo that featured Chris Hillman, Don Parmley, Vern Gosdin, and Rex Gosdin. Based in Southern California, the short-lived group was an early player in that state's burgeoning bluegrass and country movement. The group made a series of recordings between 1963 and 1964; Hillman eventually left to join the Byrds while Parmley went to Bluegrass Cardinals, Vern Gosdin pursued a career as a country crooner, and his brother Rex became a country songwriter. In 1995, Sugar Hill released the definitive Hillmen retrospective.
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