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Jody Stephens


As drummer for the renowned early ’70s pop group Big Superstar, Jody Stephens possesses a glimmering popularity among pop aficionados. Much less defensive regarding the tale of Big Superstar than business lead vocalist and songwriter Alex Chilton, Stephens is becoming somewhat of the ambassador to those who find themselves thinking about the stressed and turbulent tale from the short-lived group. The function of ambassador can be an suitable one since it was Stephens who continued to be using the erratic Chilton, playing drums and adding his very own composition towards the haunting Sister Lovers record, long after first people Chris Bell and Andy Hummell bailed from the group. Following the demise of Big Superstar Stephens remained on at John Fry’s Ardent Studios, where all three Big Superstar records were documented, acting being a program drummer, manufacturer and administrator for the effective studio. Lately Stephens provides added his outstanding power-pop drumming abilities to famous brands Mathew Sweet as well as the Posies while assisting to re-start the Ardent label.

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Full Name Jody Stephens
Profession Drummer
Education University of Memphis
Nationality American
Music Songs Thirteen, The Ballad of El Goodo, I’m in Love With a Girl, You Get What You Deserve, Give Me Another Chance, In the Street, Thank You Friends, September Gurls, Lady Sweet, Night Time, Daisy Glaze, When My Baby’s Beside Me, My Life Is Right, The India Song, O, Dana, Stroke It Noel, Holocaust, Kizza Me, O My Soul, Back of a Car, ST 100/6, Don’t Lie to Me, What’s Going Ahn, Blue Moon, Take Care, Dream Lover, Big Black Car, Watch the Sunrise, I Am the Cosmos, Morpha Too, Life Is White, Jesus Christ
Albums 1 Record, On Golden Smog, Down by the Old Mainstream, Assorted Creams, Nobody Can Dance, The Best of Big Star, Big Star Story, Blood on the Slacks, Keep an Eye on the Sky

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1 Drummer for influential American cult rock band Big Star.



Thank You, Friends: Big Star's Third Live... And More 2017 Documentary Himself
Big Star: Live in Memphis 2014 Video Himself
Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me 2012 Documentary Himself
Record Store Day 2011 Video documentary short

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