Holly George-Warren

  • Alex Chilton

    Read An Excerpt From Alex Chilton Biography 'A Man Called Destruction'

    From his teen stardom as lead singer of '60s pop stars the Box Tops to his massively influential work with Big Star to the ups and downs of his ensuing solo career, Alex Chilton was a profoundly talented, profoundly influential and equally confounding musician. Holly George-Warren's just released biography, A Man Called Destruction (Viking), is an exhaustively researched, definitive recounting of his life and career, including interviews with virtually everyone involved with him over the years, from his childhood in Memphis to his death in 2010. In this excerpt from the chapter titled "Big Star Rising," we cover the early days of the group's formation in 1971, as Chilton and Chris Bell's collaboration is born and grows.

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