Thursday, March 18, 2010

Alex Chilton, 1950-2010

Like most people my age, I owe my knowledge of Big Star to Paul Westerberg. I'll insist to anyone who'll listen that "Alex Chilton" is one of the five best pop songs of the eighties.


  1. He was in the Box Tops?! I had no idea.....

  2. I lived in Memphis in 1989-1990 and had the opportunity to see Mr. Chilton several times that year, (mostly playing in dive bars, i.e the Antenna Club, where I had to sit on a three legged stool).

    If you join us on the Wednesday night ride this year make sure and remind me to tell you the story. I also saw a very drunk Replacements show at Amelia's Deli in Iowa City in 1984. Another fond memory.