These rock musicians, the talented ones, of which there are few; it’s as John Updike wrote, not long before he died: “we’re getting within the big fella’s range.” They are all popping off.
For those of you interested, Alex’s second group, Big Star, made three wonderful albums of which the best is probably the third, Sister Lovers. By himself he made a patchily fabulous solo album, Bach’s Bottom, and a dozen or so whacko and inventive efforts afterwards, of which the best were probably Like Flies On Sherbet and Black List. And there was the single Bangkok, with its unbeatable opening line: “Here’s a little thing that’s gonna please ya, it’s just a little town down in Indonesia – Bangkok.” Accuracy never meant much to Chilton. RIP.