Chris Bell: That Don’t Get Him Back Again

The story of Christopher Bell… is tragic. It is also, in other ways, quintessential: He was a white boy, a “rich kid” from an affluent Memphis neighborhood, whose well-greased path through conventional society was ambushed by rock ‘n’ roll.

Hard to believe it has been a decade since John Jeremiah Sullivan wrote this beautiful profile of the tragic Big Star founder. We’re revisiting it as we prepare for our Tennessee music issue to launch in just a few weeks!
[Photo by David Bell]

Chris Bell: That Don’t Get Him Back Again

The story of Christopher Bell… is tragic. It is also, in other ways, quintessential: He was a white boy, a “rich kid” from an affluent Memphis neighborhood, whose well-greased path through conventional society was ambushed by rock ‘n’ roll.

Hard to believe it has been a decade since John Jeremiah Sullivan wrote this beautiful profile of the tragic Big Star founder. We’re revisiting it as we prepare for our Tennessee music issue to launch in just a few weeks!

[Photo by David Bell]