Helpless Dancer

The Endless Note

Alex Chilton

Alex Chilton (December 28, 1950 – March 17, 2010) was an American songwriter, guitarist, singer and producer best known for his work with the pop-music bands the Box Tops

and Big Star. Chilton’s early commercial sales success in the 1960s as a teen vocalist for the Box Tops was not repeated in later years with Big Star and in his indie music solo career on small labels, but he did draw a loyal following in the indie and alternative music fields.

His death yesterday strangly co-incided with me playing a Jeff Buckley cover of the Big Star song Kanga-Roo.

Click HERE for a super BBC obituary.

March 18, 2010 - Posted by | Cover Stories, New News, Video | , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. I received this via the Jackie Leven yahoogroup which gives more info:-
    Crushing news from the Memphis Commercial Appeal: Alex Chilton, the legendary singer, songwriter, and performer who created music with the Box Tops, Big Star, and as a solo artist, died today. Chilton was in New Orleans and was scheduled to play in Austin this weekend with the reunited Big Star as part of SXSW. According to the paper, he complained of feeling ill and was taken by paramedic to the hospital. Cause of death has not been confirmed, but the Commercial Appeal reports that it is believed to be a heart attack. Chilton was 59.
    Phil

    Comment by Phil | March 18, 2010 | Reply

    • Tragic news.

      HD

      Comment by thehelplessdancer | March 18, 2010 | Reply


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