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Artist Spotlight – Big Star

Artist Spotlight: Big Star

artist spotlightBig Star is a critically-acclaimed rock band considered to be a pioneer of the “Power Pop” and “Indie Rock” musical genres.

Inspired by bands like the Beatles, Byrds, Who and Velvet Underground, they recorded three albums in the early 1970s, but remained virtually unknown until the first two records were re-released as a single album in the UK in 1978.

But it wasn’t until well into the 1980s that a lot more people started to take notice, when several indie and alternative rock bands mentioned Big Star as an influence. Over time, the legend of Big Star has only continued to grow.

In the beginning, though, they must have felt like the unluckiest band of all time… (more…)

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