Influential guitarist, singer Alex Chilton dies

Alex Chilton of the 1970's rock band 'Big Star' performs at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas, Friday, March 19, 2004. Chilton died at a hospital in New Orleans after experiencing what appeared to be heart problems on March 18, 2010, said his long time friend John Fry. He was 59. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett)

March 17, 2010 9:19:43 PM PDT
Singer and guitarist Alex Chilton, known for his influential work with bands the Box Tops and Big Star, died Wednesday. He was 59.