Jody Stephens

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Jody Stephens
Big Star at Hyde Park 8.jpg
Background information
Born (1952-10-04) October 4, 1952 (age 70)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresPower pop, rock
Occupation(s)Drummer, Ardent Studios CEO
Instrument(s)Drums, vocals
Years active1971–present

Jody Stephens (born October 4, 1952[1]) is an American drummer, who has played in Big Star (with Alex Chilton of the Box Tops)[2] and Golden Smog (with members of the Jayhawks and Wilco). After the deaths of Chris Bell in 1978, and both Alex Chilton and Andy Hummel in 2010, Stephens is the last surviving original member of Big Star.

Stephens also performs and records with Luther Russell as Those Pretty Wrongs.[3] Their debut 7" was released in 2015 on Burger Records, and their debut LP released May 13, 2016 on the Ardent Music label. Stephens most recently contributed drums to "The Student Becomes The Teacher", a 2018 song by New York band The Lemon Twigs, who have cited Big Star as an influence.


With Big Star[edit]

Studio albums

With Golden Smog[edit]

Studio albums

With Those Pretty Wrongs[edit]

Studio albums

With The Lemon Twigs[edit]

Studio albums

With The Reputations[edit]

Studio albums


  1. ^ Jovanovic (2004), p.8
  2. ^ Jovanovic (2004), pp.85-86
  3. ^ "Big Star's Jody Stephens Starts New Band Those Pretty Wrongs, Shares "Lucky Guy"". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2016-02-07.


  • Jovanovic, Rob (2004). Big Star: The Story of Rock's Forgotten Band. London: Fourth Estate. ISBN 0-00-714908-5.

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