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Jim Ellison (born James Walter Ellison) (April 18, 1964 – June 20, 1996) was the frontman for the band Material Issue. He tirelessly promoted his band, booked tours, and secured a major-label deal in 1990. Ellison — along with bassist Ted Ansani and drummer Mike Zelenko — would lead the renaissance of powerpop in the early 1990s. He committed suicide on June 20, 1996, by carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Prato, Greg. "Jim Ellison". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 June 2009.