Singer, songwriter, legend Alex Chilton died today at the age of 59.
The name Alex Chilton first came into my head when I heard The Replacement's song "Alex Chilton'. That song had such an amazing, unforgettable hook; I had to find out who this man was Paul Westerberg seemed to be infatuated with. So after some digging around I came upon Big Star and I understood. While critically praised his work went under the radar of the mainstream. In a perfect world, Chilton would be widely appreciated and get the credit his career deserves. Maybe with his passing his music and words will be heard.