RIP Alex Chilton

Chilton was often described as "mercurial," but those who knew him well described a man with a keen sense of humor, a tremendous musician and a generous friend.

"He was the only person on a record I've ever worked with where you'd come up with a horn arrangement, and he'd say, 'Look, I'm going to make you guys a co-writer on the song now,'" said Jim Spake, who played sax on the most recent Big Star record.

If you are still reading this thread and you want a CD by Big Star, I recommend Live at Columbia. If you want Box Tops... :D