As we've probably all heard by now, Alex Chilton died yesterday, very unexpectedly, in a Texas emergency room.
He was down there to play SXSW.
You know, I started this post, but I find I have no words. For we who love this genre, Big Star was a waystation between the Beatles and Shoes, and the loss is incalculable.
Children by the millions grieve for Alex Chilton. He was only 59
UPDATE: The United States Congress weighs in.