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There have been some great cult heroes who missed the bus to fame and glory: Syd Barrett, Kevin Ayers, Nico and others. But it’s not often you get two of them – Alex Chilton and Chris Bell - in the same group. And never a group that was both as influential and as ill-fated as Big Star from Memphis, Tennessee.

During the course of a sensationally erratic career Big Star released four albums: #1 Record (1972), Radio City (1974) Third / Sister Lovers(1978) and In Space (2005). Each featured a different line-up and each was strikingly different, musically, from the others. Yet all of the first three albums were revered by a broad consensus of music critics, industry tastemakers and future rock stars. Mike Mills of R.E.M. summed it up when he declared Big Star’s albums “some of the best records made in that decade - they just didn’t get heard.” Robyn Hitchcock compared them to “a letter that got lost in the post.”

It’s a poignant story of a band whose immense promise was only fulfilled by those who came after them. No one in Big Star got rich. Chilton, Bell and the original bass player Andy Hummell are all dead. But their incredible legacy lives on.

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#1 Record
Big Star - #1 Record
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Radio City
Big Star - Radio City
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Third/Sister Lovers
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Nothing Can Hurt Me
Big Star - Nothing Can Hurt Me
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