R.I.P. Alex Chilton

Alex Chilton from the underrated 1970’s band Big Star died today. They don’t make songs like this anymore.

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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