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Encyclopedia > Alex Chilton
Alex Chilton, circa 1999Photo: Aimeé Toledano
Alex Chilton, circa 1999
Photo: Aimeé Toledano

Alex Chilton (born William Alexander Chilton, on December 28, 1950, in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American songwriter, guitarist, singer and producer best known for his work with the pop-music bands the Box Tops and Big Star. Chilton's early commercial sales success in the 1960s as a teen vocalist for the Box Tops was not repeated in later years with Big Star and in his indie music solo career on small labels like Last Call Records, New Rose, Razor and Tie, Bar/None, and others, but he did draw a loyal following in the indie and alternative music fields. Image File history File links photo of Alex Chilton, taken around 1999; from Bar/None record label site, link: http://www. ... Image File history File links photo of Alex Chilton, taken around 1999; from Bar/None record label site, link: http://www. ... December 28 is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 3 days remaining. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Flag Seal Nickname: The River City, The Bluff City, M-Town Location Location in Shelby County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Tennessee Shelby County Mayor W. W. Herenton (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 294. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Box Tops were a United States pop music group of the late 1960s. ... Big Star was an American rock and roll band of the early 1970s whose work is often cited as a prime example of power pop. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music[1] or simply alternative) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ...


Chilton said in the September 1994 issue of Guitar Player that he considers himself a "musical performer, not a songwriter" and that some of his songs sound only "half-baked" to him. Nonetheless, his compositions have been performed by a number of artists, including This Mortal Coil, The Bangles, Wilco, Graham Coxon, Garbage, Tom Bradbury, Son Volt, Counting Crows, Elliott Smith, Jeff Buckley, Evan Dando, Cat Power, Yo La Tengo, Placebo, Xiu Xiu, and His Name Is Alive. The Replacements wrote the song "Alex Chilton" in his honor on their 1987 Pleased to Meet Me album, produced by Jim Dickinson in Memphis. Among Chilton's better known songs is "In the Street," a version of which Cheap Trick recorded in 1999 as the theme song for the television sitcom That '70s Show. 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... This Mortal Coil is a project of Ivo Watts-Russell, president of the British 4AD record label, begun in 1983. ... The Bangles were one of the new generation of independent all-women bands that followed The Go-Gos in the early 1980s. ... Wilco is an American rock band based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Graham Coxon singing in the video to Blurs Tender Graham Coxon (born Graham Leslie Coxon on 12 March 1969, in Rinteln, West Germany) is an English singer-songwriter, best known as the former guitarist in the rock band Blur. ... Garbage is an American-Scottish rock group formed in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1994. ... Son Volt Son Volt is a popular music group formed by Jay Farrar in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1994, after the breakup of the band Uncle Tupelo. ... The Counting Crows are a rock band that became extremely popular in 1994 following the release of their debut album August and Everything After, which featured the hit song Mr. ... Steven Paul Smith (August 6, 1969 – October 21, 2003), better known as Elliott Smith, was an American singer-songwriter and musician. ... Jeff Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997), born Jeffrey Scott Buckley and raised as Scottie Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Yo La Tengo is an American rock band, based in Hoboken, New Jersey. ... Placebo are an alternative rock band consisting of Brian Molko (vocals, guitar), Stefan Olsdal (bass) and Steve Hewitt (drums). ... This article concerns Xiu Xiu, the California-based rock band. ... His Name Is Alive is a band from Livonia, Michigan, essentially the personal project of musician Warren Defever. ... The Replacements (also known as The Mats or The Mats, from the insult of a detractor who joked the bands name was The Placemats, which the band then adopted) were a seminal alternative rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pleased to Meet Me is the fifth album by the Replacements. ... Jim Dickinson is an American record producer, pianist and singer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... That 70s Show is an American television sitcom that centers on the lives of a group of teenagers living in Point Place, Wisconsin, a fictional suburb of either Kenosha, Wisconsin[1] or Green Bay, Wisconsin,[2] from May 17, 1976 to December 31, 1979. ...

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Background and early career

With influences including The Byrds, Chet Baker, The Kinks, Velvet Underground, T. Rex, Sky Saxon, Cordell Jackson, blues, rhythm and blues, soul, rockabilly, country, jazz, and the Beatles, Alex Chilton grew up in a musical family; his father, Sidney Chilton, was a jazz musician. A local band recruited the teenager in 1966 as their lead singer after learning of the popularity of his vocal performance at a talent show at Memphis' Central High School; this band was The Devilles, later renamed Box Tops. The new group recorded with Chips Moman and producer/songwriter Dan Penn at American Sound Studio and Muscle Shoals' FAME Studios. The Chet Baker Monument in Amsterdam Chesney Henry Chet Baker Jr. ... The Kinks were a British rock group that rose to fame during the original British Invasion, and recorded and performed for over thirty years. ... The Velvet Underground and Nico (from left to right: John Cale, Nico, Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison, and Maureen Tucker) The Velvet Underground (Affectionately known as The Velvets, or V.U. for short) was an American rock and roll band of the late 1960s. ... T. Rex (originally known as Tyrannosaurus Rex, also occasionally spelled T Rex or T-Rex), were an English rock band fronted by Marc Bolan. ... Cordell Jackson was an American guitarist thought to be the first woman to produce, engineer, arrange and promote music on her own rock and roll music label. ... Blues music redirects here. ... Rhythm and blues (aka R&B or RnB) is a popular music genre combining jazz, gospel, and blues influences — first performed by African American artists. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... 1950s Rockabilly book by Harlan Ellison Rockabilly is one of the earliest forms of rock and roll as a distinct style of music. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, also known as country and western music or country-western, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States. ... Jazz is an original American musical art form that originated around the start of the 20th century in New Orleans, rooted in African American musical styles blended with Western music technique and theory. ... The Beatles were an English rock and roll band from Liverpool. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Lincoln Wayne Chips Moman is an American record producer, guitarist and songwriter, born 1936 in La Grange, Georgia. ... Wallace Daniel Pennington (16 November 1941 -) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and sometime guitar player who co-wrote many soul hits of the 1960s including Dark End of the Street & Do Right Woman (with Chips Moman) and Out of Left Field & Cry Like A Baby (with Spooner... Muscle Shoals is a city located in Colbert County, Alabama, USA. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 11,924. ... FAME (Florence Alabama Music Enterprises) Studios were an integral part of American popular music in the late 60s and 70s. ...


As lead singer for the Box Tops, Chilton enjoyed at the age of 16 a number-one international hit, "The Letter." The Box Tops went on to have several other major chart hits, including "Cry Like a Baby" (1968) and "Soul Deep" (1969). The group's songs were written by Penn, Moman, Spooner Oldham and other top area songwriters, with Chilton occasionally contributing a song. By late 1969, only Chilton and guitarist Gary Talley remained from the original group, and newer additions replaced the members who had departed. The group decided to disband and pursue independent careers in February 1970. 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Dewey Lyndon Spooner Oldham is an American songwriter and session musician. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ...


Chilton then began performing as a solo artist, maintaining a working relationship with Penn for demos. During this period he began learning guitar by studying the styles of guitarists like Stax Records great Steve Cropper, recording his own material in 1970 at Ardent Studios with local musicians like Terry Manning and Richard Rosebrough, and producing a few Southern garage-blues-rock local acts. His 1970 recordings and productions from that time frame were released years later in the 1980s and 1990s on albums like Lost Decade (New Rose Records) and 1970 (Ardent Records). Stax Records was a Memphis, Tennessee based record label that existed from 1959 to 1976. ... Steve The Colonel Cropper (born Stephen Lee Cropper, on October 21, 1941) is a guitarist, songwriter, producer, and soul musician. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Ardent Records was a Memphis-based record label of the early 1970s. ...


1970s career

After a period in New York City, during which he worked on his guitar technique and singing style, he returned to Memphis in 1971 and joined the power-pop group Big Star, with Chris Bell, recording at engineer John Fry's Ardent Studios, an energetic, relatively new outfit that was not a part of the established Memphis music industry and professional studio sessions scene that Chilton had left behind him. The group's innovative recordings met little commercial success but established his reputation as a creative rock singer and songwriter, when later alternative music bands like R.E.M. praised the group in years to follow. During this period he also occasionally recorded with Rosebrough as a group they called The Dolby Fuckers; some of their studio experimentation was included in Big Star's Radio City, including the recording of "Mod Lang." Rosebrough occasionally worked on later recordings with Chilton, including on Big Star's Third album and the 1975 solo recording Bach's Bottom. Nickname: Big Apple; City that never Sleeps; Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... Power pop is a long-standing musical genre that draws its inspiration from 1960s British and American pop music. ... Chris Bell was a singer, songwriter and guitarist born on January 25, 1951 in Memphis, Tennessee. ... Ardent Studios is the Memphis studio where albums released by Ardent Records and many other recording labels are recorded. ... R.E.M. is an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia, in early 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and vocalist Michael Stipe. ...


Moving back to New York in 1977, Chilton performed as "Alex Chilton and the Cossacks" with a lineup that included Chris Stamey (later of The dB's) at venues like CBGB, recording an influential solo single, released in 1978: "Bangkok," backed with a cover of the Seeds' "Can't Seem to Make You Mine." This period learning from the New York CBGB scene marked the beginning of a key change for Chilton's personal musical interests away from slick, sterile pop recording standards toward a looser, more turbulent punk performance style he viewed as more animated and energized. There he made the acquaintance of the Cramps, a fiery, theatrical group immersed in the primal beats of early rock and roll and rockabilly. He brought them to Memphis, where he produced the songs that would appear on their Gravest Hits EP and their Songs the Lord Taught Us LP. Chris Stamey (born December 6, 1954, Chapel Hill, North Carolina) is an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer. ... The dBs were a power pop group of the late 1970s and 1980s. ... The outside front facade of CBGB CBGB (Country, Blue Grass, and Blues) was a legendary music club located at 315 Bowery at Bleecker Street in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, New York, United States. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... The Seeds were a 1960s rock and roll band whose raw and abrasive energy and simple, repetitive lyrics came to exemplify the garage rock style. ... Punk Rock is an anti-establishment music movement that began about 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified by The Ramones,the Misfits, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... The Cramps are a band whose only permanent members have been Lux Interior (Erick Purkhiser) and Poison Ivy (Kristy Wallace), the lead singer and lead guitarist respectively. ... 1950s Rockabilly book by Harlan Ellison Rockabilly is one of the earliest forms of rock and roll as a distinct style of music. ... Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single, but are too short to qualify as albums. ... A gramophone record, (also phonograph record - often simply record) is an analog sound recording medium: a flat disc rotating at a constant angular velocity, with inscribed spiral grooves in which a stylus or needle rides. ...


In 1979 Chilton released, in a limited edition of 500 copies, an often-criticized album called Like Flies on Sherbert, produced by Chilton with Jim Dickinson at Phillips Recording and Ardent Studios, which featured his own interpretations of songs by artists as disparate as the Carter Family, Jimmy C. Newman, Ernest Tubb, and K. C. and the Sunshine Band, along with several originals. Sherbert, which included backing work by Memphis musicians including Rosebrough, Memphis drummer Ross Johnson, and Lisa Aldridge, has since been reissued several times. Beginning in 1979 he also co-founded, played guitar with, and produced some albums for Tav Falco's Panther Burns, which began as an offbeat rock-and-roll group deconstructing blues, country, and rockabilly music. This page refers to the year 1979. ... Jim Dickinson is an American record producer, pianist and singer. ... Phillips Recording is the short name widely used to refer to the Sam C. Phillips Recording Studio opened at 639 Madison Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, by Sam Phillips in 1959. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... JIMMY C. NEWMAN BIOGRAPHY Jimmy Cajun Newman Jimmy C. Newman, became the first Country singer to become a Grand Ole Opry member when he joined the world famous show in 1956. ... Ernest Dale Tubb (February 9, 1914 - September 6, 1984), nicknamed the Texas Troubadour, was an American singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of country music. ... KC and the Sunshine Band is an American musical group. ... A 2005 Panther Burns lineup on tour in London (left to right): bassist Lannouzière, drummer Pizzorno, guest guitarist Brando, group leader Falco Tav Falcos Panther Burns, sometimes shortened to (The) Panther Burns, is an errant musical troupe performing stripped-down, often primitive rock and roll and other styles... The term deconstruction is often used in a loose way as a synonym of critical analysis, especially the kind of uncooperative critical analysis that subjects a work or a text to close scrutiny in order to expose contradictions, poor logic or unwelcome affinities with other works or cultural objects. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, also known as country and western music or country-western, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States. ...


1980s to present

He moved to New Orleans in the early 1980s, while also touring regularly with Panther Burns and occasionally as a solo artist, as documented in his poorly received 1982 solo release Live in London. After a brief, six-month span of working outside music at tree-trimming and dishwashing jobs in New Orleans, he resumed playing with Panther Burns in 1983. His new association with New Orleans jazz musicians including bassist René Coman marked a period in which he began playing guitar in a less raucous style and moved toward a cooler, more-restrained approach, as heard in Panther Burns' 1984 Sugar Ditch Revisited album, produced by Jim Dickinson. New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jim Dickinson is an American record producer, pianist and singer. ...


Immediately upon completing the recording in mid-1984, Chilton returned his focus to his own solo career. He stopped playing regular gigs with Panther Burns and took with him the group's bassist at the time, Coman. Chilton then formed a solo trio with Coman and jazz drummer Doug Garrison, then of Memphis. The trio immediately began touring intensely and recording at Ardent Studios, releasing in 1985 an EP, Feudalist Tarts, that featured his versions of songs by Carla Thomas, Slim Harpo, and Willie Tee, and releasing in 1986 No Sex. The latter EP contained three originals, including the extended mood piece, "Wild Kingdom," a song highlighting Coman's jazz-oriented, improvisational bass interplay with Chilton. 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Carla Thomas (born December 21, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee) is often referred to as the Queen of Memphis Soul. ... Slim Harpo, born James Moore (11 January 1924, Lobdel, Louisiana, USA, died 31 January 1970) was a blues musician. ... Willie Tee, a New Orleans singer, songwriter and producer, was born Wilson Turbinton on February 6, 1944, into a musical family. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


During this period, Chilton began to frequently use in his recordings a horn section consisting of Memphis veteran jazz performers Fred Ford, Jim Spake, and Nokie Taylor to imbue the soul-oriented pieces among his repertoire with a postmodern, minimalist, jazz feel that distinguished his interpretative approach from that of a simple soul revivalist style. Chilton forged a new direction for his solo work, eschewing effects, such as his previous heavy use of reverb in his Panther Burns guitar work, instead seeking purer tones for his sonic mood palette, as he came to terms with his late father's jazz legacy. The nuances and subtleties in these interpretative stylings blending soul, country, rockabilly and pop with jazz horns were at times not appreciated by some critics more fond of his Big Star work, who found his 1980s solo work languid or lounge-like. Minimalism describes movements in various forms of art and design, especially visual art and music, where the work is stripped down to its most fundamental features and core self expression. ... When sound is produced in an enclosed space multiple reflections build up and blend together creating reverberation or reverb. ...


Coman ceased touring in Chilton's solo trio at the end of 1986 to pursue other projects, with Garrison eventually joining him three years later to form The Iguanas group with other musicians in New Orleans; both musicians recorded on occasion with Chilton after departing. Touring and recording as a solo artist from the late-1980s through the 1990s with bassist Ron Easley and eventually drummer Richard Dworkin, Chilton gained a reputation for his eclectic taste in cover versions, his guitar work, and his laconic stage presence.


Chilton included on 1987's High Priest a cover of "Raunchy," his instrumental salute to Sun Records guitarist Sid Manker, a friend of his father from whom he'd once taken a guitar lesson; this song was also a standard in his early Panther Burns repertoire. Along with four upbeat originals, High Priest also included other covers like the obscure "Nobody's Fool," a song originally written and recorded by his old mentor Dan Penn for Penn's 1973 Nobody's Fool solo album. His EP Black List contained a cover of Ronny & the Daytonas' "Little GTO," along with an original song that referenced Tammy Faye Bakker, "Guantanamerika." He also produced albums by several artists beginning in the 1980s, including the Detroit group The Gories, occasionally producing Panther Burns albums well into the 1990s. Label of the fourth Sun Records Sun Records has been the name for four 20th century record labels. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Ronny & the Daytonas were a surf rock group of the early 1960s whose members included Paul Jensen (vocals, guitar), Don Henderson (Bass, Guitar), Lynn Williams (drums), Lee Craft (writing, guitar) and Buck Ronny Wilkins (writing, guitar, vocals) with contributions from many more. ... Tammy Faye Bakker Messner (born March 7, 1942) is the former wife of televangelist and later convicted felon Jim Bakker. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor...


In the 1990s Alex recorded an acoustic solo record of jazz standards in New Orleans' Chez Flames studio, with producer Keith Keller, and continued with a live CD released in 2004, Live in Anvers. Since the mid-1990s, he has added to his schedule concerts and recordings with the reunited Box Tops and a version of Big Star that included two members of The Posies, Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow. A new Big Star album, entitled "In Space", with songs written by Chilton, drummer Jody Stephens, guitarist Auer, and bassist Stringfellow was released September 27, 2005, on Rykodisc. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 27 is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rykodisc Records is an American record label, and subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ...


Chilton was present at his home in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and was evacuated out safely on September 4, 2005. Lowest pressure 902 mbar (hPa; 26. ... September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Solo discography

  • Singer Not the Song (EP) - (Ork, 1977)
  • One Day in New York - (Trio, 1978, reissued 1991 on Art Union Records)
  • Bangkok/Can't Seem to Make You Mine (single) - (Fun, 1978)
  • Like Flies on Sherbert - (Peabody, 1979; Aura, 1980 UK)
  • Hey Little Child / No More The Moon Shines On Lorena (Aura 1980 UK)
  • Bach's Bottom - (Line, 1981), remixed & reissued 1993 on Razor & Tie)
  • Live in London - (Aura, 1982 UK)
  • Feudalist Tarts (EP) - (New Rose/Big Time), 1985; reissued 1994 on Razor & Tie)
  • Lost Decade - (Fan Club, 1985)
  • Document - (Aura, 1985)
  • No Sex (EP) - (New Rose/Big Time, 1986; reissued 1994 on Razor & Tie)
  • Stuff - (New Rose, 1987)
  • High Priest - (New Rose/Big Time, 1987; reissued 1994 on Razor & Tie)
  • Black List (EP) - (New Rose, 1989; reissued 1994 on Razor & Tie)
  • Best of Alex Chilton (New Rose, 1991)
  • 19 Years: A Collection of Alex Chilton - (Rhino, 1991)
  • Clichés - (Ardent, 1994)
  • A Man Called Destruction - (Ardent, 1995)
  • 1970 - (Ardent, 1996)
  • Acoustic By Candlelight - (Knitting Factory 1997)
  • Top 30 - (Last Call, 1997)
  • Cubist Blues, with Ben Vaughan and Alan Vega - (Discovery, 1997)
  • Loose Shoes and Tight Pussy - (Last Call, 1999)
  • Set (Bar/None, (Bar/None 2000) (U.S. release of Loose Shoes LP)
  • Live in Anvers - (Last Call, 2004)

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References

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  • "Box Tops Biographies." Box Tops official website. Accessed Jun. 16, 2005.
  • "Box Tops Frequently Asked Questions." Box Tops official website. Accessed Jun 16, 2005.
  • "Entertainment: Katrina Slams N.O. Music Scene." September 5, 2005. CNN.com Internationl. Accessed Sep. 5, 2005.
  • Johnson, Ross (February 1–7, 1996). "Bad Decisions and Busted Eardrums: an Insider's Retrospective on Tav Falco's Panther Burns, the Band That Won't Go Away." The Memphis Flyer.
  • Koda, Cub. "Alex Chilton biography." All Music Guide. Accessed Dec. 1, 2004.
  • Kurutz, Steve "Chips Moman." All Music Guide. Accessed Apr. 28, 2005.
  • Mazzoleni, Florent (2003). 'Alex Chilton's 'Lost Decade.'" Spin Compact Discs. Accessed Apr. 27, 2005.
  • Norton, Cathi. "Dan Penn: a Shade-Tree Guy." Box Tops website.
  • "Rock City Bio." Rounder Records website. Accessed Jun. 19, 2005.
  • Simon, Crawdaddy. "Alex Chilton Discography." Crawdaddy Simon's High Priest pages. Accessed Apr. 26, 2005.
  • Sparks, Jon (September 5, 2005). "Memphis rocker evacuated from New Orleans home." The Commercial Appeal. Accessed Sep. 5, 2005.
  • Stern, Theresa (December 22, 1996). "Interview: Jody Stephens." Perfect Sound Forever. Accessed Jun. 19, 2005.
  • Talley, Gary (March 2004). "The Box Tops — Setting the Record Straight: a Firsthand Account." Puremusic.com. Accessed Jun. 16, 2005.

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