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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.


"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.

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Popular Music (2011)

by Colin Larkin

Box Tops Formed in 1965, and originally known as the Devilles, this Memphis, Tennesse, USA-based quintet - Alex Chilton (b. William Alexander Chilton, 28 December 1950, Memphis, Tennessee, USA; guitar/harmonica/vocals), Gary Talley ...

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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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