Big Star & The Box Tops

Am I the only one who didn’t know that Alex Chilton of Big Star — of the excellent “The Ballad of El Goodo” and “Thirteen” — came to fame as the 16-year-old singer of this AM Gold classic?

Seriously? “The Letter,” by The Box Tops?

I had no idea. That 60s song and Big Star’s stuff occupy totally different parts of my brain.

Big Star videos after the jump.
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