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  • Big Star albums to be played live for autism benefit this weekend

    Big Star albums to be played live for autism benefit this weekend
    Two seminal albums by revered Memphis rock band Big Star will be played in their entirety by an all-star assemblage of indie musicians Saturday at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre.
  • Alex Chilton's reckless abandon in life and music

    Most musicians would trade their soul for a No. 1 record and go on to carry that success like a trophy. So it's a measure of the late Alex Chilton's craft and personality that he's less defined by "The Letter," theĀ 1967 guitar-pop gem by his band the...

    Big Star to be feted by members of REM, Posies, Aimee Mann, others

    Big Star to be feted by members of REM, Posies, Aimee Mann, others
    With each passing year, the legacy of Memphis guitar pop band Big Star grows as new generations get tipped to, and inevitably fall in love with, the band's classic three albums. Records that resonate as much today as when released in the 1970s, "#1...

    New releases: 'Big Star' resurrects a '70s Memphis band's legend

    Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me Available on VOD beginning Thursday Drew DeNicola's documentary tries to explain how a Memphis rock 'n' roll band that toiled in obscurity in the early 1970s went on to become so beloved and influential. DeNicola has a...

    Big Star's lost masterpiece finally gets its due

    Big Star's lost masterpiece finally gets its due
    Jody Stephens is the last man standing in Big Star, one of the ‘70s most influential bands. His fellow bandmates in the Memphis quartet are gone -- Chris Bell died in 1978, Alex Chilton and Andy Hummel in 2010. But Stephens, 60, is still in great...