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Gdrlv 03-17-10 10:16 PM

R.I.P. Alex Chilton
 
From Pitchfork:

Crushing news today from the Memphis Commercial Appeal: Alex Chilton, the legendary singer, songwriter, and performer who created music with the Box Tops, Big Star, and as a solo artist, died today. Chilton was in New Orleans and was scheduled to play in Austin this weekend with the reunited Big Star as part of SXSW. According to the paper, he complained of feeling ill and was taken by paramedic to the hospital. Cause of death has not been confirmed, but the Commercial Appeal reports that it is believed to be a heart attack. Chilton was 59. We'll update with further details when available.

http://pitchfork.com/news/38212-alex-chilton-rip/

This really sucks. Just last week, I was listening to # 1 Record while driving home from work. I pulled into the driveway just as "Thirteen" was starting. I sat in the car until it was over. Thanks, Alex.

sb5 03-17-10 10:22 PM

Re: R.I.P. Alex Chilton
 
Sad news. Those first 3 Big Star albums are among my favorite albums of all time. RIP.

cdollaz 03-17-10 10:34 PM

Re: R.I.P. Alex Chilton
 
I love the Replacements song, but can't say I'm familiar with the Big Star stuff.

Gdrlv 03-17-10 10:36 PM

Re: R.I.P. Alex Chilton
 

Originally Posted by cdollaz (Post 10055465)
I love the Replacements song, but can't say I'm familiar with the Big Star stuff.

If you love the Replacements, you need to familiarize yourself with Big Star. Chilton is one of the most underappreciated songwriters of all time.

auto 03-17-10 10:40 PM

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Wow, that is awful....what a bummer. :(

The Antipodean 03-17-10 10:48 PM

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This has just totally ruined my day. I've loved Alex Chilton ever since that Replacements song -- yep -- turned me on to Big Star back in the early 1990s. Too young to die, and man, it sucks.

RagingBull80 03-17-10 10:50 PM

Re: R.I.P. Alex Chilton
 
Sad news.

JasonF 03-17-10 11:17 PM

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This is the first time I remember a DVDTalk thread title making me gasp. Horrific news.

SkullOrchard 03-17-10 11:35 PM

Re: R.I.P. Alex Chilton
 
:( x 1,000,000

Numanoid 03-17-10 11:54 PM

Re: R.I.P. Alex Chilton
 
I thought he died back in the '70s. I always confuse him with Tim Buckley for some reason.

Hokeyboy 03-18-10 12:37 AM

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:(

December boys got it bad.

Red Medicine 03-18-10 12:41 AM

Re: R.I.P. Alex Chilton
 
R.I.P.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTSJYZyouek

ResIpsa 03-18-10 03:15 AM

Re: R.I.P. Alex Chilton
 
Totally shocked. He went way too soon.

riotinmyskull 03-18-10 03:43 AM

Re: R.I.P. Alex Chilton
 
RIP alex....thanks for everything.

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<object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/BNKSs1J38EA&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/BNKSs1J38EA&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="425" height="385"></embed></object>

and for the lazy...
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atlantamoi 03-18-10 04:02 AM

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DAMMIT!!!!!!!!!! Ever since I got that two-fer of their first two albums on one CD back in 1991 I have been nothing but a huge fan of his music. I had heard the third album before with some of those amazingly weird and wonderful songs, but didn't know how incredible his pop side was before hearing the first two albums. To me, he is the king of power pop. Knowing that he was still touring and playing Big Star tunes makes this even sadder. Heartbreaking news.

Anyone who enjoys classic rock, The Beatles and tunes with melody and heart should definitely check out this fantastic deal:

http://www.amazon.com/1-Record-Radio...8902817&sr=8-3

riotinmyskull 03-18-10 05:20 AM

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also for the vinyl hounds....#1 record and radio city are both available on amazon for around $14 a piece:

#1 record - http://www.amazon.com/1-Record-Big-Star/dp/B001WIH17O/
radio city - http://www.amazon.com/Radio-City-Big...dp/B001WIH1FQ/

cungar 03-18-10 08:26 AM

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One of my favorite videos of all time. And one of the few videos of Alex performing in his early days (admittedly in a rather toasted condition). For some reason there is no video footage of the 70's Big Star performing. A sad day for music.

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rexinnih 03-18-10 10:49 AM

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Sorry to hear. RIP Alex.

statcat 03-18-10 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by cungar (Post 10055881)
\ For some reason there is no video footage of the 70's Big Star performing.

probably because they weren't on any tv shows (at least that I'm aware of) there's this though:

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and these

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JasonF 03-18-10 11:46 AM

Re: R.I.P. Alex Chilton
 
Here's Big Star in 1993 performing my favorite one of their tunes:


cungar 03-18-10 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by JasonF (Post 10056230)
Here's Big Star in 1993 performing my favorite one of their tunes:


No offense to Alex but that's an awful perfomance of that great great song.

JasonF 03-18-10 12:17 PM

Re: R.I.P. Alex Chilton
 
The recording was lousy, but I thought the performance was fine.

Here's the studio version:


Buttmunker 03-18-10 12:42 PM

Re: R.I.P. Alex Chilton
 
I gasped when I opened the thread about Corey Haim.

They say these things happen in "Three's." Corey Haim...Alex Chilton...and...?

Buttmunker 03-18-10 12:43 PM

Re: R.I.P. Alex Chilton
 
oh, wait. It DID happen in three's, but this way:

Corey Haim...Peter Graves (no pun intended there)...and...Alex Chilton.
:(
:(

Pointyskull 03-18-10 01:02 PM

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:( Children by the million sing for Alex Chilton when he comes 'round :(


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