Thursday, March 18, 2010

Alex Chilton

Alex Chilton died yesterday of an apparent heart attack, he was 59.  He was the leader of the band Big Star, which had (has) a fairly large cult following, and although I wasn't really a fan he was a big influence on a lot of bands (REM, The Replacements).  He was also the lead singer (at 16) of The Boxtops, which had a huge hit with "The Letter". 

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