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http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/Music/03/18/obit.alex.chilto...

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Oh wow... thanks Dave. Maybe he'll see Chris Bell again...

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WTF? That's terrible.

I am fortunate enough to have seen him twice. Once at the Big Star reunion tour and another time solo at the now long closed Coney Island High.

Sad day.
 
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Do people not know who Alex Chilton is here?
 
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I had never heard of him before he died. There was a spot on NPR yesterday afternoon and they played a bit of his song Bangkok.

I had a 45 of that tune, locally pressed in Dayton Ohio by some punk band in the late 70's.

I bought the Chilton version on iTunes yesterday.

Talk about being late to the party.
 
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I knew his name from the Boxtops. Roommates and Replacements clued me in to Big Star. I saw Alex once on the oldies circuit performing Boxtop hits. There was one band that remained on stage to back the four different acts: Chilton, Question Mark, Lynn Easton, and a guy from Crazy Elephant. At the time it surprised me that Alex took the gig. I've heard him interviewed about it since and apparently he enjoyed well enough.
 
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Big Star was playing at all the bars this weekend.

I live in a good city.
 
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