Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Alex Chilton dies at 59

Memphis Commercial Appeal story

Alex Chilton, of the bands The Box Tops & Big Star as well as solo recordings, has died in New Orleans tonight. He was an original. From 60's bluesy pop to 70's Power Pop to...well, all over the map & back again, Alex Chilton was an American Original. Bless his wife & son.
I am devastated.

"It gets so hard in times like now to hold on,
Well I'll fall if I don't fight,
And at my side is God,
And there ain't no one goin' to turn me around."
- Chris Bell and Alex Chilton, "The Ballad of El Goodo"

Love and Peace, Clarence

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