John Fry, founder of Ardent Studios, died in December after nurturing some of the best music to ever come out of Memphis. Facebook / Ardent Studios hide caption

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A Light Goes Out In Memphis: Remembering John Fry
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The Memphis pop band Big Star (composed at one point of, from left to right, Andy Hummel, Jody Stephens, Chris Bell and Alex Chilton) would eventually be acknowledged as a significant force among purveyors of power-pop — though not until years after the group's demise. Magnolia hide caption

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Big Star And Ardent Music On World Cafe
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Alex Chilton: Remembering A 'Star'-Crossed Singer
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Big Star acquired a cult following in the 1980s, when other groups started sampling their songs. Rhino Records hide caption

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Big Star: The Unluckiest Band In America
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Exclusive First Listen: Big Star
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Music Review: 'Big Star Story' from Big Star
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