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On December 27, 1978.

On December 27, 1978, Christopher Branford Bell died aged 27. He was songwriter and musician (guitar, singer), best known as founding member, guitarist and singer of the band Big Star. His work has inspired, and his songs were covered by many musicians and bands including R.E.M., Wilco, Teenage Fanclub, Primal Scream, Afghan Whigs, Pete Yorn, Beck The Posies, and The Replacements. In 2013, “Magnolia Pictures” released documentary “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me”, which documented his life and work. In 2018, the book “There Was a Light: The Cosmic History of Chris Bell and the Rise of Big Star”, was published, also dealing with his life and music. Bell’s album “I Am the Cosmos” was posthumously released in 1992.


On June 23, 2009.

On June 23, 2009, “Columbia” label released “Back & Fourth”, the fourth Pete Yorn album. It was recorded 2006–2009, in Omaha, Nebraska, and was produced by Mike Mogis.


  • Pete Yorn– lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar,  percussion
  • Ben Brodin – bowed vibes, Hammond B-3 organ, piano, pump organ, vibraphone, Wurlitzer
  • Joe Carnes – bass guitar, upright bass
  • Jason DeWater – french horn
  • Leslie Fagan – flute, alto flute
  • Orenda Fink – backing vocals
  • Craig Fuller – tuba
  • Scott Gaeta – drums
  • Tom Hartig – tenor saxophone
  • Mike Mogis – bowed vibes, e-bow, baritone guitar, electric guitar, hammer dulcimer, mandolin, percussion, string arrangements, vibraphone, Wurlitzer
  • Anton Patzner – string arrangements, violin
  • Louis Patzner – string arrangements, cello
  • Darrin Pettit – tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
  • Jonny Polonsky – bajo sexto, 12-string electric guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, nylon string guitar
  • Scott Quackenbush – trumpet
  • Walt Vincent – keyboard bass, synthesizer bass, Wurlitzer
  • Nate Walcott – Hammond B-3 organ, hornarrangements, piano, string arrangements, tack piano
  • Joey Waronker– drums, percussion
  • Jay Wise – trombone
  • Rick Rubin – executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Pete Yorn.

  1. Don’t Wanna Cry
  2. Paradise Cove
  3. Close
  4. Social Development Dance
  5. Shotgun
  6. Last Summer
  7. Thinking of You
  8. Country
  9. Four Years
  10. Long Time Nothing New