Susan Marshall to Perform with Big Star

via The Daily News

But the “big” event on this season’s schedule takes place before the season gets under way when on May 15 the remaining members of the band Big Star take the stage for a fundraiser concert. The group last performed at the Shell in 1974.

“It’s going to be one of those very historic events at the Shell,” Pitts said. “Big Star took their start here in Memphis and of the four studio albums they have done, three of them ended up on Rolling Stone’s Top 500 Albums of all time.”

The band was booked just before the death of singer Alex Chilton in March, but the remaining members decided to go through with the concert in Chilton’s memory.

Almost a dozen guest artists will take turns performing with the band as vocalists including Andy Hummel, a cofounder of Big Star, and local soul diva Susan Marshall.

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