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.

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