Roy KastenMagic City at Big Star Tribute.It's been a tough year for Big Star fans. In March, guitarist/singer Alex Chilton died - ironically, several days before he was to perform at South by Southwest with original members Andy Hummel and Jody Stephens. Then, four months later, Hummel died t ... More >>
John Fry/gomemphis.comBig Star; Andy Hummel is on the far left, Alex Chilton is on the far rightSad news to report: Original Big Star bassist Andy Hummel of has passed away, according to dfw.com. He was 59. (Posies -- and Big Star -- member Ken Stringfellow also broke the news a few hours ago ... More >>
To conclude: Susan Cowsill and the Watson Twins sang "September Gurls," with the remains of Big Star playing loose and beautiful all around them. It shouldn't have happened; most of what happens shouldn't. In life, as with music, we only get so much say.
Alex Chilton's passing just days before Big S ... More >>