Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Alex Chilton 1950-2010
I would have never heard of Alex Chilton if it hadn't been for Paul Westerberg. Chilton and his band Big Star were a bit before my time, but when Westy said that "children by the million sing for Alex Chilton," I paid attention. No Alex Chilton = no Paul Westerberg = Rockstar Aimz.
Chilton passed away tonight (3/17) from an apparent heart attack, as reported in the Memphis Commercial Appeal.
The best thing that I ever read about Alex Chilton was written by Chuck Prophet on Prophet's blog. I bet you got a little choked up by the end of it.
Big Star - When My Baby's Beside Me.mp3
Big Star - I'm in Love With a Girl.mp3
Buy: #1 Record/Radio City (1972/1974, reissued 2009)
Alex Chilton - Let Me Get Close to You.mp3
Buy: High Priest/Black List (1987/1990, reissued double album 2004)
The Replacements - Alex Chilton.mp3
Buy: Pleased to Meet Me (1987, reissued 2008)