Andy Hummel, Big Star Bassist, Dead at 59

Posted by at 11:27 am on April 13, 2011

Andy Hummel, who played bass guitar in the power-pop  band Big Star, has died of cancer at age 59. Hammel has a two-year battle with disease. A representative for Rhino Records, which recently released a box set of Big Star’s work.

Hummel, along with Chilton, guitarist Chris Bell and drummer Jody Stephens (the band’s only surviving member) formed the power-pop group in 1971.

“In the Street,” from their 1972 album “#1 Record,” served as the theme song of “That ’70s Show” (after being re-recorded by fellow rock band Cheap Trick).

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