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 66)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresPower pop, rock
Occupation(s)Drummer, Ardent Studios CEO
InstrumentsDrums, vocals
Years active1971–present
Associated actsBig Star, Golden Smog, Those Pretty Wrongs

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 Soul Asylum). When not on tour with Big Star, he works as CEO of Ardent Studios - the same studio Big Star recorded all of their albums. 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 the group.

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.


With Big Star[edit]

Studio albums

With Golden Smog[edit]

Studio albums

With Those Pretty Wrongs[edit]

Studio albums
  • Those Pretty Wrongs (Ardent, 2016)


  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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