Posted in music on July 22, 2010
The sad news came [July 19th], via a tweet from Ken Stringfellow of The Posies: "Another sad loss for Big Star fans as Andy Hummel passes away after long illness." Over on DC9, in a morning must-read, our own Jesse Hughey confirms it: Hummel, founding bassist of the band that influenced the likes of R.E.M., the Replacements and myriad other power-pop comers, died after a two-year struggle with cancer at his home in Weatherford. The longtime Lockheed-Martin engineer was 59, and his death comes but four months after singer-songwriter Alex Chilton's. [Dallas Observer]At SXSW earlier this year, Hummel played at the Alex Chilton tribute show and appeared on a Big Star panel. A picture and videos from those are below...
Hummel at SXSW (right)
SXSW 2010: I Never Travel Far Without a Little Big Star - A Tribute to Alex Chilton
Big Star "Ballad of El Goodo" with Sondre Lerche 3.21