Chris Bell

Singer/songwriter/guitarist (Big Star). Born 12 January 1951. Died 27 December 1978
Chris Bell
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Chris Bell

Chris Bell Biography (Wikipedia)

Christopher Branford "Chris" Bell (January 12, 1951 – December 27, 1978) was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. Along with Alex Chilton, he led the power pop band Big Star through its first acclaimed album, #1 Record (1972). He also pursued a solo career throughout the mid-1970s, resulting in the posthumous I Am the Cosmos LP.

All Music Guide praised Bell as "one of the unsung heroes of American pop music" and noted his lasting impression, saying: "Despite a life marked by tragedy and a career crippled by commercial indifference, the singer/songwriter's slim body of recorded work proved massively influential on the generations of indie rockers who emerged in his wake."

His catalog of proto-alternative rock has inspired the likes of Beck, R.E.M., Teenage Fanclub, Primal Scream, Afghan Whigs, Pete Yorn, Wilco, The Posies, and The Replacements, all of which have covered his music or name-dropped Big Star in the press.

In 2013, his life was documented in the acclaimed Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me documentary, released on Magnolia Pictures.

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You And Your Sister
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You And Your Sister
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I Am The Cosmos
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I Am The Cosmos
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I Am The Cosmos (Original Version)
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I Am The Cosmos (Original Version)
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I Got Kinda Lost
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I Got Kinda Lost
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There Was A Light
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There Was A Light
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Look Up
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Look Up
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I Don't Know
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I Don't Know
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