Ed Note: This was totally out of the blue. Alex was going to be performing with Big Star at SXSW, but he was rushed to a hospital yesterday and died of what is believed to have been a heart attack. Here are some additional highlights from his amazing career, starting with the legendary Replacements tribute to his work and influence:
“Alex Chilton”, by The Replacements
“Holocaust”, by Big Star
“The Letter”, by Box Tops
“Thank You Friends”, by Big Star
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