Alex Chilton was an American songwriter, guitarist, singer and producer, best known as the lead singer of The Box Tops and Big Star. After the cult popularity of the later grew steadily In the decades following their disbandment, he re-formed them with a new line-up in 1993. He also released numerous solo recordings over the decades which were afforded a wide variety of critical reception.
William Alexander Chilton was born on December 28th, 1950 in Memphis, Tennessee. His father, Sidney Chilton, was a jazz musician. Chilton first began playing in multiple high school bands, including Chris Bell's The Jynx. In 1966, along with The Jynx's bassist, Bill Cunningham, Chilton joined The Devilles, who were later re-named The Box... Read More