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March 18th, 2010

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03:01 pm - "Get me out of here, get me out of here..."
R.I.P. Alex Chilton (1950–2010), lead singer of the Box Tops and astonishing singer/songwriter/guitarist of Big Star.

Astonishing that he even made it to 59, all things considered; for anyone who's ever listened to the third Big Star album (Third or Sister Lovers, depending which version you got), it's amazing that he made it to 30.

Edit: Thanks to solipsistnation for this Rolling Stone link with some audio/video clips of Chilton's work.
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