Friday, 19 March 2010

Alex Chilton - Big Star

Alex Chilton of the influential Seventies band Big Star passed away on Wednesday 17th March 2010. He was responsible for writing and recording some of the most soulful and sad songs in the history of popular music. 'Thirteen' is my favourite track that he wrote (along with the late Chris Bell) as well as for many other people, it's so simple yet so affecting and has a timeless quality about it...Rest In Peace Alex and thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Big Star - Thirteen taken from the debut 1972 album '#1Record'

Bat For Lashes - Kanga Roo - Cover Version - written by Alex Chilton for 'Third' album

Rolling Stone Magazine Tribute

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