Chris Bell earned a spot in the infamous 27 Club when, on Dec. 27, 1978, he lost control of the compact Triumph TR-7 sports car he was driving home from a late-night visit to his father's restaurant in Memphis, Tenn., smashing it into a light pole on the side of the road and killing him instantly. Bell (far left in the picture) was a founding member of influential power pop band Big Star, but bowed out in 1972 after their debut album, '#1 Album,' failed to find success.


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