Alex Chilton

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William Alexander "Alex" Chilton (December 28, 1950 – March 17, 2010) was an American songwriter, guitarist, singer and producer, best known as the lead singer of the Box Tops and Big Star. Chilton's early commercial success in the 1960s as a teen vocalist for The Box Tops was never repeated in later years with Big Star and in his subsequent indie music solo career on small labels, but he drew an obsessive following among indie and alternative music musicians. He is frequently cited as a seminal influence by influential rock artists and bands, some of whose testimonials appeared in the 2012 documentary Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1979 Like Flies on Sherbert Alex Chilton 2
1981 Bach's Bottom Alex Chilton 2
1987 High Priest Alex Chilton 2
1989 Black List Alex Chilton 2
1993 Clichés Alex Chilton 2 2
1995 A Man Called Destruction Alex Chilton 4 2
1996 Cubist Blues Alan Vega, Alex Chilton and Ben Vaughn 2
2000 Set Alex Chilton 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Stuff Alex Chilton 1
1991 19 Years: A Collection of Alex Chilton Alex Chilton 1
1996 1970 Alex Chilton 1
1997 Top 30 Alex Chilton 1
2012 Free Again: The “1970” Sessions Alex Chilton 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1979 Like Flies on Sherbert Alex Chilton 1
1980 Live in London Alex Chilton 2
2004 Live in Anvers Alex Chilton 2
2013 1997-02-13: Electricity by Candlelight, New York City, NY, USA Alex Chilton 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1978 Bangkok Alex Chilton 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1985 Feudalist Tarts Alex Chilton 1
1986 No Sex Alex Chilton 1

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