RIP Alex Chilton, 1950-2010
Memphis rocker Alex Chilton died in New Orleans on Wednesday of an apparent heart attack after collapsing while he was mowing the lawn. He was 59 years old.
The singer-songwriter-guitarist-producer was best known for his work in the soul-rock band the Box Tops in the ’60s and the power-pop band Big Star in the ’70s, although he also made a string of quirky, fiercely independent solo albums.
Read the story in The Memphis Commercial Appeal.