Sunday, November 04, 2012

Big Star

Big Star was a rock band formed right here in Memphis, TN in 1971. Wikipedia reports they were active from 1971-74 and 1993-2010. It was in 2010 that Alex Chilton, lead singer and one of the founding members, died of a heart attack. Other founders were Chris Bell (who died in a car wreck in 1978), Jody Stevens (who is the only surviving original member), and Andy Hummel (who died 3 months after Chilton).

Thirteen (live in Memphis, 1973):

Thank You Friends ("1971 Big Star footage by Chris Bell and Andy Hummel"):

September Gurls:

O Dana:

The Ballad of El Goodo (live in Brooklyn, NY, 2009):

Listening to Big Star is #197 on the I Love Memphis blog list of 365 things to do in Memphis. The 5 tracks embedded above are the ones she lists as "required".

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