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Holly George-Warren: A Man Called Destruction – The Life and Music of Alex Chilton from Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man (Viking)

Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, July 2014

IF EVERYBODY WHO heard the Velvet Underground in the late 1960s went on to form a punk group, it could be argued that everybody who heard Big Star in the early 1970s went on to become a rock critic (as we used to call music journalists back in the bad old days of sex, drugs and typewriters). 

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