Alex Chilton, who got his big break in music as the lead singer with The Box Tops at the age of sixteen and later went on to form the very influential power pop band Big Star, has died at the age of 59. The latest incarnation of Big Star was slated to play at the SXSW festival in Austin this weekend. Here are three songs he wrote for Big Star, Thirteen, In The Street and September Gurls.
Won't you tell your dad get off my back? Tell him what we said 'bout Paint It Black.
I wish we had A joint so bad.
December boys got it bad.
Best wishes to his friends and family, from a fan.