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Chris Bell - 100% match to Big Star

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s
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12 January 1951, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 27 December 1978, Memphis, Tennessee. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Bell spent his formative years in local bands, before working as an engineer at Memphis’ Ardent Studios. Here he recorded several original compositions for a projected album with the short-lived Rock City that attracted owner John Fry, who operated a concur Read more

Alex Chilton - 70% match to Big Star

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Alexander Chilton, 28 December 1950, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Chilton began singing and playing guitar while still at school and absorbed the raw-edged cry of local soul singers. His first work experience was with Ronnie And The DeVilles, singing Stax-styled R&B. Teamed with multi-instrumentalist Bill Cunningham (whose older brother was in the Hombres and wrote & Read more

The Replacements - 49% match to Big Star

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This pop punk band was formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, in 1979, with Paul Westerberg (31 December 1959, Minneapolis, USA; guitar/vocals), Tommy Stinson (b. Thomas Eugene Stinson, 6 October 1966, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; bass), Bob Stinson (b. Robert Neil Stinson, 17 December 1959, Mound, Minnesota, USA, d. 18 February 1995, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; guitar) and Read more

Teenage Fanclub - 29% match to Big Star

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formerly the bulk of infamous Glaswegian band the Boy Hairdressers, Teenage Fanclub, a more sober sobriquet than the original suggestion of ‘Teenage Fanny’, came into being after Norman Blake (20 October 1965, Bellshill, Scotland; guitar/vocals), Raymond McGinley (b. 3 January 1964, Glasgow, Scotland; guitar/vocals) and Francis MacDonald (b. 21 November 1970, Bells Read more

Paul Westerberg - 22% match to Big Star

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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31 December 1959, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Westerberg had been planning a solo project even before his band, the Replacements, imploded in 1991, but his first work under his own name comprised two tracks on the soundtrack of the 1992 ‘slacker’ movie Singles. This was followed by 14 Songs, perceived by some critics to be a return to the punked-up glory days of B Read more

The Soft Boys - 22% match to Big Star

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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When Syd Barrett gave up music for art, another Cambridge musician emerged to take on his mantle. Robyn Hitchcock (3 March 1953, London, England) started out as a solo performer and busker before becoming a member of B.B. Blackberry And The Swelterettes, then the Chosen Few, the Worst Fears, and Maureen And The Meatpackers. It was with the last-named that Hitchcock first rec Read more

Flamin' Groovies - 21% match to Big Star

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This unflinchingly self-assured act evolved from an aspiring San Francisco-based garage band, the Chosen Few. Roy Loney (13 April 1946, San Francisco, California, USA; vocals), Tim Lynch (b. 18 July 1946, San Francisco, California, USA; guitar), Cyril Jordan (b. San Francisco, California, USA; guitar), George Alexander (b. 18 May 1946, San Mateo, California, USA; bass) and R Read more

Guided By Voices - 20% match to Big Star

Genres: Documentaries Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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From Dayton, Ohio, USA, Guided By Voices took several years to find favour with America’s alternative rock audience. Although consistently prolific, in truth, their initial obscurity had much to do with some unfulfilling early material that hardly predicted the comparative artistic grandeur of later albums such as 1994’s Bee Thousand and 1997’s Mag Earwhig!

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The Byrds - 20% match to Big Star

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally formed as a trio, the Jet Set, this seminal band featured Jim (Roger) McGuinn (James Joseph McGuinn, 13 July 1942, Chicago, Illinois, USA; vocals/lead guitar), Gene Clark (b. Harold Eugene Clark, 17 November 1944, Tipton, Missouri, USA, d. 24 May 1991, Sherman Oaks, California, USA; vocals, tambourine, rhythm guitar) and David Crosby (b. David Van Cortlandt, 14 Au Read more

Gene Clark - 19% match to Big Star

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Harold Eugene Clark, 17 November 1944, Tipton, Missouri, USA, d. 24 May 1991, Sherman Oaks, California, USA. After playing in various teenage groups, Clark was offered a place in the sprawling New Christy Minstrels in late 1963. He stayed long enough to contribute to two albums, Merry Christmas and Land Of Giants, before returning to Los Angeles, where he teamed up with Jim Read more

Harry Nilsson - 19% match to Big Star

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Harry Edward Nelson III, 15 June 1941, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 15 January 1994, Agoura Hills, California, USA. Nelson moved to Los Angeles as an adolescent and later undertook a range of different jobs before accepting a supervisor’s position at the Security First National Bank. He nonetheless pursued a concurrent interest in music, recording demos of Read more

The Clean - 19% match to Big Star

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The guitar pop scene of New Zealand has been widely recognized by critics as one of the most creative and dynamic forces in popular music, its quality operating in inverse proportion to the comparatively tiny population of the island. The band who started it all are the Clean - initially comprising David Kilgour (guitar, vocals), his brother Hamish Kilgour (drums) and Peter Gut Read more

The Feelies - 19% match to Big Star

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Formed in New Jersey, USA in 1976, the Feelies originally comprised Glenn Mercer (Haledon, New Jersey, USA; lead guitar/vocals), Bill Million (b. William Clayton, Haledon, New Jersey, USA; rhythm guitar/vocals), Keith DeNunzio aka Keith Clayton (b. 27 April 1958, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA; bass) and Dave Weckerman (drums). Weckerman departed from the line-up and was replace Read more

Gram Parsons - 18% match to Big Star

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ingram Cecil Connor III, 5 November 1946, Winter Haven, Florida, USA, d. 19 September 1973, Joshua Tree, California, USA. Parsons’ brief but influential career ended in his untimely death in 1973. His solo recordings and his work with the International Submarine Band, the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers, have led many objective critics to hail Parsons as popular m Read more

The Flying Burrito Brothers - 18% match to Big Star

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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