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A man called destruction

Holly George-Warren

A man called destruction

the life and music of Alex Chilton, from Box Tops to Big Star to backdoor man

by Holly George-Warren

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Rock musicians,
  • Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references, discography (pages 319-324), and index.

    Other titlesLife and music of Alex Chilton
    StatementHolly George-Warren
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML420.C4737 G46 2014
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 370 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
    Number of Pages370
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27156092M
    ISBN 100670025631
    ISBN 109780670025633
    LC Control Number2013041158
    OCLC/WorldCa852221284

    Read "A Man Called Destruction The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, From Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man" by Holly George-Warren available from Rakuten Kobo. The first biography of the artist who “essentially invented indie and alternative rock” (Spin) A brilliant and influenti Brand: Penguin Publishing Group. Chilton cut A Man Called Destruction at his old Memphis stomping grounds, Ardent Studios, with a band made up of old studio hands and frequent collaborators, and with Alex at the helm they generate a great sense of groove, loosely tight in the great Southern manner rather than shambolic like 7/

    A Man Called Destruction The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, From Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man (Book): George-Warren, Holly: Alex Chilton's story is rags to riches in reverse, beginning with teenage rock stardom and heading downward. Following stints leading 60s sensation the Box Tops ("The Letter") and pioneering 70s popsters Big Star, Chilton became a dishwasher. A brilliant and influential songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist, the charismatic Alex Chilton was more than a rock star—he was a true cult icon. Awardwinning music writer Holly George-Warren's A Man Called Destruction is the first biography of this enigmatic artist, who died in

      A Man Called Destruction is also the only thing about this criminally under-appreciated band you’ll ever need to read. It does more than all the articles, books, documentary films, and cover. A brilliant songwriter, virtuosic vocalist, and accomplished guitarist, the charismatic Alex Chilton was not only a bona fide rock star but perhaps the ultimate cult icon - one whose death on Ma , brought tributes from the New York Times to the House of Representatives. Chilton's career began with the hit 'The Letter,' on which the sixteen-year-old singer sang in a raspy.


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