Music Legend Alex Chilton: DEAD

Alex Chilton, whose gritty vocals gave The Boxtops their signature sound has died in New Orleans of an apparent heart attack. His band Big Star was to play South by Southwest this weekend.

Big Star and Chilton himself became cult favorites, through the championship of REM and The Replacements. In 2003 Rolling Stone magazine named all three Big Star albums to its list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

5 Responses to "Music Legend Alex Chilton: DEAD"
Eureka Springs | Wednesday March 17, 2010 07:06 pm 1

Volare, vo vo vo.

R.I.P. Alex.

Calvin Jones and the 13th Apostle | Wednesday March 17, 2010 07:19 pm 2

Dasm!! :-(

LoudounLib | Wednesday March 17, 2010 10:16 pm 3

Larue | Wednesday March 17, 2010 10:27 pm 4


Lonely days ago, I’m a comin home.
My baby sent me a letter.

What a voice, at the early teen times of my life.

Safe Journey’s Alex, I’d love to play some dobro with when my time comes to join the camp jam up there.

Bless Ya Lisa, for the notice, you do good work for us humans.

dakine01 | Thursday March 18, 2010 12:59 pm 5
In response to Larue @ 4

Actually The Letter begins:
Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane,
Ain’t got time to take a fast train.
Lonely days are gone, I’m a-goin’ home,
‘Cause my baby just a-wrote me a letter.

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