Monday, July 19, 2010

R.I.P. Big Star's Andy Hummel; Off Broadway's Big Star Tribute Now Doubly Sad/Poignant

Posted By on Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 6:28 PM

Big Star; Andy Hummel is on the far left, Alex Chilton is on the far right - JOHN FRY/GOMEMPHIS.COM
  • John Fry/gomemphis.com
  • Big Star; Andy Hummel is on the far left, Alex Chilton is on the far right

Sad 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 on Twitter.) DFW.com's Preston Jones confirmed the news with Ardent Studios' founder, John Fry; Big Star recorded at the legendary Memphis studio. In March, Big Star's Alex Chilton died several days before a performance at SXSW, and Hummel performed at the subsequent tribute.

Off Broadway has already been planning to host a Big Star tribute of its own on Friday, September 24, called September Gurls and Boys: A KHDX Benefit Tribute to Alex Chilton & Big Star. Sadly, they'll now have to expand the scope of the event.

Tags: ,

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

© 2017 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation