Pop star Alex Chilton has died of an apparent heart attack, Variety reports.
Chilton was a teen star with The Box Tops, who had a number one hit in 1967 with “The Letter.” He was also in the band Big Star, and later he recorded as a solo artist. A favorite among indie musicians in the 1980s, he was never a household name, but he had a loyal following. Below are two of my favorite Chilton songs, “The Letter” (of course!) and “Holocaust” (by Big Star):