I was really sad to wake up and find out that Alex Chilton has died. Big Star were a massive band during my formative years - so many great bands from Glasgow (and beyond) cited them as an influence. The song Thank You Friends (above) is such a happy sad one. RIP Alex.

Title from Alex Chilton by the Replacements which I've had in my head all day.

me too... i came to his music arse backwards via tav falco and the cramps.... then realised he was a subtler creature altogether.

'The Letter' is one of those songs that pops in my head once every few months.

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