Alex Chilton at the Metro in Chicago. Photo by Jim Newberry.

The musical genius of Alex Chilton spans decades and will be remembered fondly by fans around the world.

You may recognize Chilton from the Box Tops hit, “The Letter,” where he growls, “Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane.  Ain’t got time to take a fast train…” and from the influence of his 1970s band power-pop Big Star.

His imprint on contemporary bands and songwriting is exemplified by the Replacements song, “Alex Chilton.”  While the man is gone, Alex Chilton lives forever through rock’n’roll.  Read more here.

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