Skip Navigation
NPR News
Holly George-Warren. (Courtesy of the artist)

Holly George-Warren On World Cafe

Jun 5, 2014 (WXPN-FM)

Hear this

This text will be replaced
Launch in player

Share this


Explore this

Reported by

Related Topics at NPR.org

Singer-songwriter Alex Chilton was revered by a generation of rock musicians, including The Replacements. Chilton began his career at 16 and eventually sang on a rock 'n' roll classic, "The Letter," by The Box Tops. He went on to form the influential power-pop band Big Star in the early '70s.

A new biography by Holly George-Warren, A Man Called Destruction, puts Chilton's often tumultuous and self-destructive life in perspective. In this installment of World Cafe, we'll play a few of Chilton's songs and speak with George-Warren.

Check out the World Cafe Tumblr page to listen to the playlist George-Warren curated of Chilton's best work.

Copyright 2014 WXPN-FM. To see more, visit http://www.xpn.org/.

Missing some content? Check the source: NPR
Copyright(c) 2014, NPR

Visitor comments

on:

NCPR is supported by:

This is a Visitor-Supported website.