Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 08:52AM
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In the first of an occasional series, the Musical Heroes of Breuer & Dawson, we focus on the all too short career of Memphis pop maestros Big Star.

Formed in 1971 by ex Box Tops singer Alex Chilton, they shone brightly for a brief 3 year period, during which they recorded 2 albums  #1 Record & Radio City.

 A combination of record company fuck ups and alcohol and drugs led to their untimely demise.

 Their legacy can be seen in a long list of admirers ranging from Cheap Trick to Teenage Fanclub, REM, Wilco, The Replacements, the list goes on.

There is a wealth of material to explore...

 In the words of Alex Chilton

 " Those records are brilliant in some ways, and they are the gropings of young fools in others"

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