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Who is Alex Chilton?
Alex Chilton: William Alexander "Alex" Chilton was an American songwriter, guitarist, singer and producer, best known as the lead singer of The Box Tops and Big Star. Chilton's early commercial success in the 1960s as a teen vocalist for The Box Tops was never repeated in later years with Big Star and in his subsequent indie music solo career on small labels, but he drew an obsessive following among indie and alternative music musicians, and is frequently cited as a seminal influence by influential rock artists and bands.
- also known as Chilton, Alex; William Alexander Chilton; William Alexander "Alex" Chilton
- born on (65 years ago) in Memphis, child of Sidney Chilton
- nationality: United States of America
- profession: Record producer, songwriter, singer, musician, guitarist
- member of musical groups:
- Marriage with Laura Chilton until
- parent of Timothee Chilton
- died on (5 years ago) in New Orleans of myocardial infarction
- genres: Blue-eyed soul, Power pop, Hard rock, Indie rock, Protopunk, Indie pop, Rock music, Rock and roll
- albums: "Like Flies on Sherbert", "Feudalist Tarts", "No Sex", "19 Years: A Collection of Alex Chilton", "Clichés", "Live in Anvers", "A Man Called Destruction", "Bach's Bottom", "Black List", "Live in London", "Set", "Stuff", "Top 30", "High Priest", "1970", "Free Again: The "1970" Sessions", "Cubist Blues", "1997-02-13: Electricity by Candlelight, New York City, NY, USA"
"Alex Chilton" is a song by American rock band The Replacements from their fifth studio album Pleased to Meet Me. The song is an homage to Alex Chilton, lead singer of The Box Tops and Big Star.
- music and lyrics by The Replacements
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Volume 12: Music by Bill C. Malone
John, Alex Chilton, Jesse Winchester, Steve Forbert, Bruce Hornsby, Steve Earle, Mojo Nixon, Delbert McClinton, Townes Van Zandt, Allen Toussaint, Van Dyke Parks, Freddy Fender, Meat Loaf, Lucinda Williams, Charlie Sexton, James Taylor, Vic Chesnutt, Michelle Shocked, and Ryan ...
by Steve Sullivan
in different bands while attending high school in Memphis formed the Box Tops , with sixteen-year-old lead singer Alex Chilton (born December 28, 1950), Gary Talley (lead guitar), William Cunningham (bass), John Evans (keyboards), and Daniel Smythe (drums). A Memphis disk jockey introduced them to songwriter- engineer Dan Penn, who decided to record them at Chips Moman's American Recording Studio, already emerging as the hottest venue in Memphis on this side of Stax.
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Drugs were pretty easy to quit taking. I was never addicted to anything to begin with. But then, liquor - I had to wait about another six years before I finally got around to quitting that. I'm sure glad I did. (Alex Chilton)
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