Chris Bell

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Birthday
12, 1951
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Dec 27, 1978 (27)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
12, 1951
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Dec 27, 1978 (27)

About

After launching his music career as a co-founder of the 1970s power pop group Big Star, he released the popular solo singles "You and Your Sister" and "I Am the Cosmos." Sadly, he was killed in a car accident at the age of twenty-seven.

Before Fame

Before recording # 1 Record (1972), his debut and only album with Big Star, Bell performed with a Memphis-based group called the Jynx.

Trivia

A decade and a half after Bell's early death, his music was compiled and released in the form of the critically-acclaimed album I Am the Cosmos (1992).

Family Life

He was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee.

Associated With

He and Alex Chilton founded Big Star in 1971, along with musical collaborators Andy Hummel and Jody Stephens.