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April 1, 2015 By Captain Beefheart

‘Big Star’ one of 70s unsung heroes



Some bands it seems are destined to hover just below public consciousness. That doesn’t mean their influence doesn’t reverberate for decades. Big Star’s first album—1972’s #1 Record—was met by enthusiastic reviews, but ineffective marketing by Stax Records and limited distribution stunted its commercial success. Frustration took its toll on band relations, and by the time a second album was completed in 1974 both Bell and Hummel had left the group.

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April 1, 2015 By Captain Beefheart
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60s Flashback: Booker T. & the MGs



It’s hard to overstate the impact of Booker T. & the MGs. In the 1960s, as members of the house band of Stax Records, they played on hundreds of recordings by artists such as Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Bill Withers, Sam & Dave, Carla and Rufus Thomas and Johnnie Taylor.

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