June 27, 2016 Records of the Day

Box TopsAlex-ChiltonIn 1967 the Box Tops went all the way to #1 with “The Letter ” thanks to lead singer Alex Chilton. The 45 on Mala records is worth no more than $15.00. In 1968 the band reached #2 with “Cry like a Baby.” Chilton said his singing voice was not his natural voice but a result of too much drinking and lack of sleep. He left the Box Tops in 1970 and formed Big Star, which was commercially unsuccessful but a heavy influence on bands such as R.E.M. In 1979 Chilton went solo and recorded the album “Like Flies on Sherbert.” Released on Peabody records, a copy is worth up to $350.00 today.

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