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Alex Chilton

Alex ChiltonAKA William Alexander Chilton

Born: 28-Dec-1950
Birthplace: Memphis, TN
Died: 17-Mar-2010
Location of death: New Orleans, LA
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer/Songwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Big Star

Lead singer of the Box Tops soulful hits "The Letter" and "Cry Like A Baby". Co-wrote Big Star's song "Out in the Street", which was performed by Cheap Trick (with altered lyrics) as the theme song for the sit-com That '70s Show. But by far Chilton's greatest work was his bizarre, sloppy, solo debut, Like Flies On Sherbert (1979).

Father: Sidney Chilton (jazz musician)
Wife: Laura (until his death, one son)
Son: Timothy

    High School: Central High School, Memphis, TN

    The Box Tops Lead Vocalist (1967-70)
    Big Star (1971-2010)
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism, Smoking


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