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Thank You Friends

©Nick Hider

Yesterday I was saddened to hear the news that Alex Chilton of Big Star and Box Tops fame had passed away from a suspected heart attack in New Orleans on Wednesday.
I was lucky enough to see him (and Big Star) at the Astoria, in London, a few years ago, another place sadly no longer with us. I remember seeing him sat to the side of the stage, waiting to go on after the Posies, with a beaming smile on his face, and a cigarette in his hand, an image that will remain etched in my memory forever.
Like his talented band mate Chris Bell, who I played constantly whilst growing up, Alex was taken from us far too soon.

“Alex Chilton was the most unfamous famous songwriter” (Justin Rutledge, Canadian singer-songwriter)

RIP Alex Chilton December 28, 1950 – March 17, 2010

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