As I’m sure most have heard, legendary singer, songwriter and performer Alex Chilton passed away yesterday. We here at TSOI can’t think of a more fitting tribute than posting an amazing recording of Paul Westerberg. Paul has long been Alex Chilton’s biggest champion. [Be sure to read Paul Westerberg’s tribute in the New York Times.] Here Paul is playing “Alex Chilton”, his Replacement song that is a loving tribute to Alex as performed live in New York City back in ’99 (or was it ’00).

Alex, you will be missed.

I was fortunate to catch Mr. Chilton as he came through town last year with the reformed Big Star. Here is the TSOI post and recording from that memorable show.

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Download: Paul Westerberg – Alex Chilton (Live)

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