The latest in a continuing series of Los Angeles-based, multi-performer concerts to benefit the Autism Think Tank was a very special and highly anticipated one indeed: pop musicians from both coasts gathered at the Wilshire-Ebell Theater to celebrate the music of power pop icons Big Star by performing the band’s “#1 Record” and “Third” (aka Sister Lovers) albums in their entirety, with the legendary Van Dyke Parks conducting a string section.
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The next time you’re at Disneyland and you stumble upon a crusty old pirate singing sea shanties, stop and take a listen.
You may be hearing someone who’s led a band featuring the cream of legendary Los Angeles players.