|Alex Chilton Dies|
2010-03-17 by Dave Donnelly STAFF | 21 Replies | 2376 Views
Big Star frontman Alex Chilton died on Wednesday at the age of 59.
Memphis native Chilton was at his home in New Orleans when he fell ill. He was taken to hospital and died shortly afterward of a suspected heart attack. He had been due to fly into Austin this week for the South By Southwest festival, where he was to perform with the reunited Big Star.
Chilton was immortalised in song as the subject of the Replacements song 'Alex Chilton,' and was one of the most high-profile survivors of the Hurricane Katrina disaster. Chilton had been feared missing in the floods, but was found and promptly evacuated in the early stages.
Holy shit, this sucks. I was just listening to "Thirteen" the other day.
Although i dont really know who this is
shit that sucks. was just listening to #1 record
heard this a few hours ago
Digging: Tenement - Napalm Dream
such a classic band, "thirteen" is one of my top songs of all time. RIP
: ( RIP
RIP, an icon dies
Digging: Animal Collective - Centipede Hz
too much southern cookin'
Digging: Mary J Blige - The Breakthrough
Rest in peace
Rest in Peace
rest in peace...seemed like a great guy...
im not sad because this guy died, im sad because i know all the fans of this artist will be musically scarred, it sucks to lose someone you listen to
RIP. The Replacements song is all kinds of fucking awesome.
"I'm in love. What's that song?"
Gonna play that song in Rock Band 2 in memory of him.
weird, I literally just got my hands on some Big Star, then this.