Alex Chilton

Alex Chilton was a my age, a Memphis contemporary.  While I was struggling to stay on the honor roll and get into college, Alex became a teen rock star.  I went to college;  he went on to pursue his own dreams.  I met Alex a few times during the Big Star years, but never really knew him.  Listening to the Boxtops as a teen and being in the radio business during the 1970’s, I realized his impact on the music world.

I will leave the history and reviews to the professionals, and just offer my condolences to my good friend Cecelia Chilton (Alex’s sister), his wife, family, friends and family.

Congressman Steve Cohen’s tribute to Chilton on the floor of the House of Representatives today was very sincere and touching:

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Joe Spake is a Memphis-based Real Estate Broker and Consultant. He blogs at Joe Spake's Weblog and Memphis Real Estate Buzz. Joe's Social Network.