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SXSW Photos: Alex Chilton Tribute Concert

Alex Chilton died days before Big Star was supposed to perform at SXSW. Instead of cancelling the event entirely, musicians got together to pay tribute to the man.

Photos by my friend Kristy Duncan.

M. Ward

Evan Dando

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RIP Alex Chilton

Pop hitmaker, cult hero, and Memphis rock iconoclast Alex Chilton has died. The singer and guitarist, best known as a member of ’60s pop-soul act the Box Tops and the ’70s power-pop act Big Star, died today at a hospital in New Orleans. Chilton, 59, had been complaining of about his health earlier today. He was taken by paramedics to the emergency room where he was pronounced dead. The cause of death is believed to be a heart attack.(full story)