Very Rare 1971 Footage Of A Music Icon From Memphis
This is such a great find! Earlier this year a music giant passed and while many of the younger generation never heard of him, those in the music business knew how truly special and prolific he was. His passing went pretty much unnoticed by the mainstream press. He passed in New Orleans from a heart attack at age 59.
As lead singer for the Box Tops, Chilton enjoyed at the age of 16 a number-one international hit, “The Letter.” The video for The Letter is at the bottom. For those of you who aren’t sure who Alex was, this will immediately help you remember him when you see and hear this song.
FOOTNOTE: The winner of this years American Idol: Lee Dewyze sang The Letter on his way to win the top prize. Here is his take of a soulful version. Surprise, Simon did not like it.
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