Big Star

Formed 1971. Disbanded 15 May 2010
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Big Star

Big Star Biography (Wikipedia)

Big Star was an American rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1971 by Alex Chilton, Chris Bell, Jody Stephens, and Andy Hummel. The group broke up in early 1975, and reorganized with a new line-up 18 years later following a reunion concert at the University of Missouri.

In its first era, the band's musical style drew on the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and the Byrds. Big Star produced a style that foreshadowed the alternative rock of the 1980s and 1990s. Before it broke up, Big Star created a "seminal body of work that never stopped inspiring succeeding generations" in the words of Rolling Stone, as the "quintessential American power pop band" and "one of the most mythic and influential cult acts in all of rock & roll".

Big Star's first album—1972's #1 Record—was met by enthusiastic reviews, but ineffective marketing by Stax Records and limited distribution stunted its commercial success. Frustration took its toll on band relations: Bell left not long after the first record's commercial progress stalled, and Hummel left to finish his college education after a second album, Radio City, was completed in December 1973. Like #1 Record, Radio City received excellent reviews, but label issues again thwarted sales—Columbia Records, which had assumed control of the Stax catalog, likewise effectively vetoed its distribution. After a third album, recorded in the fall of 1974, was deemed commercially unviable and shelved before receiving a title, the band broke up late in 1974. Four years later, the first two Big Star LPs were released together in the UK as a double album. The band's third album was finally issued soon afterward; titled Third/Sister Lovers, it found limited commercial success. Shortly thereafter, Chris Bell was killed in a car accident at the age of 27.

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The Ballad Of El Goodo
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The Ballad Of El Goodo
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Thirteen
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Thirteen
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September Gurls
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September Gurls
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Jesus Christ
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Jesus Christ
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When My Baby's Beside Me
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When My Baby's Beside Me
Baker, Lee, Tommy Cathey, Alex Chilton, Marsh, Carl, Tommy McClure, Murphy, William, Richard Roseborough, Jody Stephens, Tarp Tarrant & Big Star
Thank You Friends
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Thank You Friends
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Kizza Me
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Kizza Me
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DON’T LIE TO ME
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DON’T LIE TO ME
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Way Out West
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Way Out West
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India Song
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India Song
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Kangaroo
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Kangaroo
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