"Hoehn, known for his solo work and collaborations with Big Star members Alex Chilton and Chris Bell, had been battling cancer for the past year. The 55-year-old Hoehn died on Thursday night at Methodist University Hospital"
“He was brilliant, one of those people who was a total natural, naturally gifted,” said his friend and frequent musical foil, Van Duren. “Tommy was a really unique and terrific singer, a guitarist and a great keyboard player, and completely self taught. He appreciated music — all kinds of music.”
"The son of auto dealer Bill Hoehn, the younger Hoehn began playing in high school garage bands with future Scruffs leader Stephen Burns."
"Leading the second wave of Memphis power pop in the mid-’70s, Hoehn became a fixture at Midtown’s Ardent Studios."
"Hoehn would sing background on Big Star’s seminal Third/Sister Lovers album, and collaborate with band founders Chilton and Bell. “He was always a very easy going and lighthearted person,” said Ardent owner John Fry. “The sessions that I remember with Tommy were always fun and upbeat.”
"Hoehn’s solo career kicked off with a much revered single, “Blow Yourself Up,” in 1975. He followed that up with a pair of late-’70s LPs, Spacebreak and Losing You to Sleep for the Powerplay and London Records labels, which captured his love for the work of Paul McCartney and Todd Rundgren." Link.