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Alex Chilton R.I.P.

Alex Chilton, lead singer of Big Star and The Box Tops has died of a suspected heart attack aged just 59 years old. Although not a household name, Alex Chilton is credited as being at the forefront of indie music, with acts such as R.E.M, Teenage Fanclub, The Flaming Lips and everything in between all praising his talents and saying without him they would likely never have formed bands.

According to reports Chilton complained of health problems yesterday. He was then taken to a New Orleans hospital where he died soon after. His band Big Star were due to play South by Southwest music industry festival in Texas this weekend.

Listen to the genius of Alex Chilton and his cult classic ‘Thirteen’ released an incredible 38 years ago...

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