Sad (but unsurprising) news at the end of this great story on Alex Chilton's quiet, comfortable New Orleans life: the legendary musician did not have health insurance. (Also: he loved Walker, Texas Ranger and Touched by an Angel!)
Alex Chilton is dead. His old band, Big Star, made three perfect albums. There are a thousand stories of excess and studio-trashing and general Memphis insanity. I just wanted to play you some songs of his that I like.