The Tumultuous Life Of Alex Chilton

(WREG-TV) Alex Chilton, best known as the lead singer of The Box Tops and Big Star had a tumultuous life.

Chilton died in March of 2010 due to a heart attack.

The new book, “A Man Called Destruction” is the birth-to-death account of Alex Chilton’s life and career, starting from a childhood in Memphis and early fame as lead singer of the Box Tops.

His influence on alternative rock as a member of Big Star has been cited by musicians like R.E.M., Wilco, Elliott Smith, and Yo la Tengo.

The author, Holly George-Warren, was an acquaintance of Chilton’s, and she interviewed more than 100 bandmates, friends, and family while researching the biography.