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The Songbirds Radio Hour: Jody Stephens of Big Star

(Aired 1/14/23)

In 1972, a little-known Memphis band named Big Star was poised to make it big with the release of its first album, "#1 Record."

The album garnered rave reviews - but through a series of missteps, it never happened.

But over the following decades, Big Star started gaining a cult following with bands like R.E.M., Wilco, The Replacements and others singing its praises.

Join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Big Star’s "#1 Record" - and talk to our special guest, Jody Stephens from Big Star, about the band’s enduring legacy.

Jody also performs a short set with our house band, Zowie and The Vanguard.