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.