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Alex Chilton, 1950–2010: Remembering the Life of Rock’s Least Big Star

In an age in which major label artists like Radiohead and the Flaming Lips are lauded for having independent sounds, it is easy to lose sight of the artists on the periphery who paved the sonic way for such bands. Major news outlets picked up on the death of Alex Chilton as the death of a one-hit wonder who sang the Boxtops song “The Letter,” but independent rock bands consider his second band, Big Star, to be one of the most influential and undersold bands of the ’70s.... Read More

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