March 18, 2010

R.I.P. Alex Chilton (1950-2010)

Big Star was the best band you’ve never heard of. But if you’ve heard their music, then you are probably feeling as sad as I am today after learning of Alex Chilton’s death last night of an apparent heart attack. He was only fifty-nine years old. I’d like to think he’s jamming out with Chris Bell in rocknroll heaven. Here on Earth, I’m listening to Chilton’s 1973 masterpiece, Radio City (Ardent/Classic LP). As long as there are records and the means to listen to them, Alex Chilton will live forever.

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