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Big Star to be feted by members of REM, Posies, Aimee Mann, others
Big Star to be feted by members of REM, Posies, Aimee Mann, others

With each passing year, the legacy of Memphis guitar pop band Big Star grows as new generations get tipped to, and inevitably fall in love with, the band's classic three albums. Records that resonate as much today as when released in the 1970s, "#1 Record," "Radio City" and "Third/Sister Lovers" are lovely, sweet post-Beatles guitar pop records driven by a central tension: Collaborators Alex Chilton and Chris Bell were both battling, and driven to explore, thematically dark places while longing for first-crush exuberance.   Those who never saw Chilton play Big Star songs before his death in 2010 have a chance for a close brush on Saturday,...

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