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"I am the Cosmos" 50th Anniversary Show | River Series

Kacky Walton talks with Brittain Coleman about Chris Bell’s "I am the Cosmos" 50th Anniversary Show, which is being presented as part of the River Series of concerts that benefit Maria Montessori School.

Chris Bell, Coleman’s uncle, co-led Memphis’ groundbreaking band Big Star with Alex Chilton. He quit after that band’s first album and embarked on a solo career, but was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident before he could realize the critical acclaim "I am the Cosmos" would receive.

The concert will be held at Maria Montessori School Amphitheatre on Saturday, June 8, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.


I owe my radio career to the Ford Motor Company. My daddy had a Ford dealership in our hometown of Clarksdale, Mississippi, and he thought it would be cute if his 7-year old daughter did his radio commercials. The pay wasn't great, just a pack of Wrigley's gum, but I was hooked on radio from then on.