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A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, From Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man


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The first biography of the influential musician and forebear of the indie-rock scene

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 (“the ultimate American
pop band”—Time), Chilton became a dishwasher. Yet he rose again in the 80s as a solo artist, producer, and trendsetter,
coinventing the indie-rock genre. By the 90s, acolytes from R.E.M. to Jeff Buckley embodied Chilton’s legacy, ushering
him back to the spotlight before his untimely death in 2010.

In the career-spanning and revelatory A Man Called Destruction, longtime Chilton acquaintance Holly George-Warren has
interviewed more than 100 bandmates, friends, and family members to flesh out a man who presided over—and
influenced—four decades of American musical history, rendered here with new perspective through the adventures of a true
iconoclast.

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