Guitarist Alex Chilton Dead At 59
March 18, 2010 at 4:27 AM (PT)
ALEX CHILTON, known for his work with THE BOX TOPS and BIG STAR, died YESTERDAY (3/17). He was 59.
CHILTON was having heart problems and died in an emergency room in NEW ORLEANS, longtime friend and business associate JOHN FRY told CNN. "Obviously, we are all stunned and deeply saddened at this news," FRY said.
CHILTON started in music as a teen in the 1960s, as vocalist for the psychedelic soul group THE BOX TOPS. They were best known for their #1 hit "The Letter."