Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Great Run: Alex Chilton 1950-2010

The world lost yet another great yesterday. Alex Chilton, the young front man of the sixties rock group The Box Tops, who later went on to play with power pop sensations Big Star, died of a heart attack yesterday. Chilton had teamed up with dozens of respectable artists over the past several decades and also had a very influential, and impressive solo career. He was fifty-nine years old.

MTV 120 Minutes (1985) promotion for Feudalist Tarts LP on Bigtime Records.

Alex Chilton in The Box Tops performing "The Letter" on Upbeat (1967)


Unknown said...

And don't forget, the best replacements song was called "Alex Chilton!"

Jeffo said...

"I'm in love... with that song" !