A Big Star Burned out...Alex Chilton

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  1. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

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    Alex Chilton died of a heart attack on 3/17. Many of you are probably saying Alex who, but you have heard his music or its influences. As one of the founding members of Big Star he helped pen some hits but the band was never a commercial success. Bands such as R.E.M. credit Big Star as being influential in their sound.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAtb65Z_bkA]YouTube - "In The Street" Big Star[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNKSs1J38EA]YouTube - Big Star - September Gurls[/ame]
     
  2. bee1000

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    "I'm in love. What's that song? I'm in love with that song."
     
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    In a pile of sawdust.
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    RIP.

    Maybe he'll send us a Letter with a Box Top in it from the other side.
     
  4. Nathan

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    Wrote this at 16 years old....

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD9mCp8SifM]YouTube - Box Tops - The Letter[/ame]
     
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    Big Star

    Didn't know about the Boxtops connection,great song,I remember it from way back.Still holds up today.Too bad he's gone.Damn entropy!
     
  6. RonsMinnie

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    Great thoughts remembering his songs.
     

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