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From Memphis to Columbia: An Interview With Jody Stephens of Big Star

Robin Platts, DISCoveries, January 1996

WHEN BIG STAR released their first record in 1972, it might have seemed that they were behind the times. Like Badfinger and the Raspberries, they dared to play Beatle-esque pop music in the early 70s. With hindsight, it looks more like they were ahead of their time, anticipating the Power Pop genre by several years.

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