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.[audio: http://www.thesoundofindie.com/archive/2010/20100318/PW-AlexChilton.mp3|titles=Alex Chilton (Live)|artists=Paul Westerberg]
Download: Paul Westerberg – Alex Chilton (Live)