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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Alex Chilton (1950-2010)

Alex Chilton of Big Star
Azkena Rock Festival, Spain
September 1, 2006

"...from the first notes of "In the Street" to ring out from Chilton's guitar, any expectation I could have had was exceeded. Chilton's vocals and memorable guitar lines could have been pulled straight off of those fantastic recordings from more than three decades ago, but the smile on the his face as he performed his classics was even more priceless. Perhaps barely surviving the Hurricane Katrina disaster has given him a new perspective on life and his musical past. Seeing him sing the tender "The Ballad of El Goodo" and "Thirteen" nearly brought tears to my eyes."

--PURGe, September 2006