R.I.P. Alex Chilton
March 17, 2010, 9:22 pm
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According to reputable sources, Alex Chilton passed away today at the age of 59.  I can only speak for myself, but I assume many, many others will agree that Alex – Box Top, Big Star and kindred spirit – will be missed terribly.  He was an extraordinarily talented musician who will forever be the quintessential cult hero, but not because he was willfully obscure or an acquired taste.  On the contrary, Chilton seemed incapable of writing anything other than instantly lovable (but criminally neglected) pop songs.  Considering he’s responsible for at least a handful of the greatest songs in the rock canon, I have no doubt that his legacy will persevere.

In remembrance, here’s my favorite Big Star song, “Daisy Glaze”:


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