You'll read all the issues that unfortunately roadblocked them into only making three albums, but there has been a cult following ever since the 1970s on these guys. Yeah, they formed back in 1971 in Memphis and were essentially done by 1974 and all 3 albums are in Rolling Stone's top 500 albums of all-time.
"Big Star aren't rock's greatest cult band;they were arguably rock's first cult band."-Pitchfork
This link is a teaser on the documentary bigstarstory blog
This link goes back to the SXSW show that Big Star had planned to kick start them again in 2010 and tragically Alex Chilton died. You'll see how R.E.M,The Replacements,Evan Dando and numerous others were influenced by Big Star Nothing Can Hurt Me- Big Star documentary trailer
Big_Star on wikipedia
Big Star on Facebook
Their 3 albums
Mike Smith,The Showbiz Kids