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Jim Ellison (born James Walter Ellison) (April 18, 1964 – June 20, 1996). He was the frontman for the band Material Issue. He wrote all of Material Issue's songs mainly writing songs about heartbreak with girls' first names in the titles. He tirelessly promoted his band, booked tours, and secured a major-label deal in 1990. Ellison - along with bassist Ted Ansani and drummer Mike Zelenko -would lead the renaissance of powerpop in the early 1990s. He committed suicide[1] on June 20, 1996, by carbon monoxide poisoning.


  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "Jim Ellison". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 June 2009.  

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