Alex Chilton 1950-2010

Influential rock musician Alex Chilton died earlier today in New Orleans.

Chilton as a teenager was the lead singer of the pop group the Box Tops and later with alternative underground giant Big Star. The bands and performers who would rule the 1980s and 90s would name Big Star as a major influence. The Replacements memorialized Alex Chilton in their song named after him.

Chilton was scheduled to perform with Big Star this weekend at South by Southwest in Austin TX. The man will be missed.

Photo by Philippe Brizard.

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Glenn Walker is a professional writer, and editor-in-chief and contributing writer at Biff Bam Pop!. A blogger, podcaster, and reviewer of pop culture in all its forms, he's done stints in radio, journalism and video retail. Ask him anything about movies, television, music, or especially comics or French fries, and you’ll be hard pressed to stump him or shut him up.

Posted on March 18, 2010, in 1960s, 1980s, music, obit, punk rock, radio. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. HelloThank you for choosing this picture.Could you please credit it ?Thank youPhilippe Brizardhttp://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichier:Alex_Chilton.jpg

  2. Sorry about that, consider it done.

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