Wow. On the Op-Ed page of the NY Times, no less.
Those of us not lucky enough to get to Big Star the first time around--and those who did were a pretty small cadre--generally got there through a group we liked. For me, it was Shoes, of course, who always cited Big Star and Grin as their main influences. For others, it was The Replacements. But most of us got there indirectly.
The outpouring of grief and respect Chilton's death has caused owes more than a little to Paul Westerberg. Mr. Westerberg, we salute you for it.
(h/t Otto Part)