Humanities Moments

How Big Star Saved Pop Rock

Contributed by Peter Holsapple, musician
Big Star at Hyde Park
Peter Holsapple describes his dismay as a Beatles fan growing up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina when subsequent pop rock, in his opinion, failed to live up to their high standard. That all changed one day when he listened to an album by the band Big Star. He reminisces about how the opportunity to play with the band’s drummer in a tribute concert has brought his musical journey full circle.

Curator's note: Peter Holsapple is a musician, originally from North Carolina, who is a founding member of the dB’s. He has also played with Rittenhouse Square, R.E.M., and Hootie & the Blowfish.

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How Big Star Saved Pop Rock

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Peter Holsapple describes his dismay as a Beatles fan growing up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina when subsequent pop rock, in his opinion, failed to live up to their high standard. That all changed one day when he listened to an album by the band Big Star. He reminisces about how the opportunity to play with the band’s drummer in a tribute concert has brought his musical journey full circle.

Curator's note: Peter Holsapple is a musician, originally from North Carolina, who is a founding member of the dB’s. He has also played with Rittenhouse Square, R.E.M., and Hootie & the Blowfish.

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Peter Holsapple, musician

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how-big-star-saved-pop-rock

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