In the 1960s, while a teen, Alex Chilton began his career as the vocalist for the psychedelic rock group, the Box Tops. He had big hit songs. The No #1 song "The Letter" in 1967; other hits were "Soul Deep" and "Cry Like a Baby." In the 1970s, he moved on and founded the group Big Star, and made critically acclaimed music. He became a major influential figure in the world of popular music and a favorite with other musicians, but lacked the huge commercial success of his days as a member of the Box Tops.
RIP Alex Chilton 1950-2010