First, there was the Box Tops. "The Letter". Sounds like a big old blues voice, but the singer was a teen at the time. Then there was the next project. Big Star. A couple of Memphis boys who loved the Beatles. It was shimmering and brilliant. Alex Chilton.
Honestly, it was Paul Westerberg who introduced me. Gave me some of the best advice ever. "Never go far without a little Big Star."