Big Star singer and all round music legend Alex Chilton has died, most likely of heart failure. Bummer. Somewhat amazingly, his death became a trending topic on Twitter yesterday as twits mourned his passing. Pretty interesting measure of…what? Popularity? Importance?
Anyway, he was responsible for some pretty amazing songs over the years, not least ‘September Gurls’, one of the more perfect pop songs you are likely to hear. By way of tribute, here’s a little jukebox of Big Star songs you can play during the day. If by chance you don’t know his work, have a listen. His Wikipedia entry is here.