For this Throwback Thursday we are looking back at the life and times of Alex Chilton. Alex passed away last Wednesday at the age of 59. Most famous for his work with the band Big Star, Alex will be dearly missed by all of his fans and the entire music community. Artists like R.E.M., The Replacements, Beck, Wilco and Cheap Trick have all credited Alex as a major influence on their careers. Alex’s career will forever be remembered and will continue to influence artists for years to come.
Below are two videos, one of Big Star playing “Thirteen” and then the the Replacements song “Alex Chilton”
Rest in peace Alex!