Thursday, July 07, 2005

Big Star Bio

Over the Fourth of July holiday I had the chance to ride back alone from Ludington on the SS Badger. The four hour ride allowed me to finish a great biography of the band, Big Star:

Big Star : The Short Life, Painful Death, and Unexpected Resurrection of the Kings of Power Pop
The most revealing fact I learned was that Big Star played 5 NIGHTS in Lansing during their 1975 tour, which, for the most part, had very few dates at all. Who got to see these shows? Evidently, there's a write-up in the State News that's very positive. Next time I'm in Lansing, I'm going to try and find it in the MSU archives.

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