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Memphis :: TN :: USA | 9 months ago

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The story of Big Star's three 70s studio albums has been exhaustively parsed if you're a serious pop-music fan, you probably know about the temporary obscurity the Memphis group fell into as the decade progressed from Beatles-influenced pop to the

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Memphis :: TN :: USA | 9 months ago

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On Friday, The Belcourt opens Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me, a documentary about the much-loved 1970s Memphis group that exerted the kind of influence over power pop that the Velvet Underground did over punk.

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San Francisco :: CA :: USA | 9 months ago

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Big Star's story is the stuff of rock legend, told over and over again in history, criticism, and just before the needle drops on a dusty LP. For 40 years, the Memphis rockers have been the quintessential "best band you've never heard," as their

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Memphis :: TN :: USA | 10 months ago

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70s band gets its due in new documentary The legend of the band Big Star was born back in May 1973, when a promoter flew legions of young rock critics into Memphis for a "convention" that was essentially a stunt to get them to hear Big Star perform.

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Memphis :: TN :: USA | 10 months ago

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Nothing Can Hurt Me Is Tribute to a 70s Group William Eggleston/Magnolia Pictures From left, Andy Hummel, Alex Chilton, and Jody Stephens. Published: July 2, 2013 Forty years ago a mob of rock critics gathered for a convention cooked up by a promoter

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New York City :: NY :: USA | 10 months ago

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Big Star's Third is a revamp of and modern tribute to the seminal 1970s rock band Big Star. Though they broke up in 1974, Big Star's third album Third/Sister Lovers is revered by critics and fans as one of the best albums ever made, despite having

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Los Angeles :: CA :: USA | over 1 year ago

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11/9/2012 by John DeFore Drew DeNicola goes back to the origins of a band few discovered until decades after their demise. One of the greatest power-pop bands ever was never pop: Big Star, the beautiful-but-doomed Memphis quartet whose melodic songs

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Memphis :: TN :: USA | over 1 year ago

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In fact, Duren tried out for Big Star in 1974, but the band was on its last legs, and the audition itself was a strange one. Still, Duren is one of the greatest power-pop artists, and if his story intersects with Big Star's more well-known tale of

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London :: United Kingdom | almost 2 years ago

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Mark Allan For fans of jangly, emotionally acute indie-rock , Big Star are an ur-band, although their third album, variously dubbed Third and Sister Lovers, is apt to separate the mere admirers from the cult devotees. Recorded in chaos , never

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Memphis :: TN :: USA | almost 2 years ago

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Big Star members (left to right) Jody Stephens, Andy Hummel and Alex Chilton. Photograph: Gab Archive/Redferns 'I thought it would encounter difficulties," says John Fry, with delicious understatement, down the phone from Ardent Studios in Memphis,

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