March 18, 2010

RIP Alex Chilton

Alex Chilton, the cult hero and legend behind pop acts the Box Tops and Big Star, died Wednesday in New Orlanes at the age of 59 from what is believed to be a heart attack. The musician will certainly be remembered, not only for his own great work, but in the music of his fans and friends. Particularly, Paul Westerberg's 1987 ode to his hero, aptly titled "Alex Chilton," and Elliott Smith's beautiful cover of "Thirteen."

The Replacements - "Alex Chilton" (from Pleased To Meet Me)
Elliott Smith - "Thirteen" (Big Star cover)

Alex Chilton

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