Alex Chilton

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Birthday
28, 1950
Birthplace
Memphis, TN
Death Date
Mar 17, 2010 (59)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
28, 1950
Birthplace
Memphis, TN
Death Date
Mar 17, 2010 (59)

About

Influential lead singer of the groups Big Star and The Box Tops. He is known for his major influence on indie and alternative rock groups that followed.

Before Fame

He was recruited by a local band in 1966 after the rapturous reception to his performance at Memphis' Central High School's talent show.

Trivia

His song In the Street was covered by Cheap Trick and used as the theme song for the sitcom That 70's Show.

Family Life

He is survived by his wife, Laura, and his son, Timothy.

Associated With

Among his famous fans is R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills, who played in a tribute concert to Chilton in 2010.