Monday, March 22, 2010

The Letter

The Letter is a 1967 song by The Box Tops, a Memphis rock band. Alex Chilton, lead singer, died last week.

This song is on the list of 500 Songs that shaped Rock and Roll from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

Alex Chilton obits:
The Commercial Appeal
NPR here and here and here
Wall Street Journal
Vanity Fair
BBC News here and here
The Atlantic
USA Today
The Guardian
Rolling Stone
Huffington Post
The Mirror
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
I Love Memphis
Memphis Flyer here and here
Daily Helmsman
The Memphis Flyer describes how much Chilton hated Memphis and describes a man who doesn't seem at all a nice person -talented, even visionary perhaps, but rude. But then, I don't much care about the private lives and personal characteristics of famous or notorious people. They also have a link to information on a memorial to be held Tuesday, March 30th.
Steve Cohen:

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