Big Star About
Big Star was an american rock band hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, consisting of Alex Chilton, Jody Stephen, Chris Bell and Andy Bummel in the year 1971. The band broke up first three years later in 1974.
During the band’s beginning they picked up different style elements from big rock names of their times, like The Beatles or the Rolling Stones. Later they went on to add darker, more existential themes to their music, foreshadowing the alternative rock of the 80s and 90s.
Their first album, ‘#1 Record’ went on to become their most loved and successful.
After their third album in 1974 was deemed commercially not successful enough the band broke off in late 1974.
In 1993 Chilton and Stephens reformed Big Star with new recruits from different bands and toured and released a new Album ‘In Space’ in 2005.
Chilton died in 2010 suffering heart problems, with Hummel dying three months later in a fight with cancer. That left Stephens as the last founding member and the band broke it off for good.