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Influential rocker Alex Chilton
, famed for his work with The Box Tops
and Big Star
, dies of a heart attack
in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, aged 59. Affected by the news of Chilton's death, Maura Kennedy of The Kennedys will be inspired to write Big Star
Song for their 2012 album Closer Than You Know. The earlier song, Alex Chilton, by The Replacements is also, it hardly needs saying, about Chilton.
The Backstreet Boys
come to the end of the Australian and Asian leg of their This Is Us
tour with a gig at Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing, China, Asia.
Author, music publisher and BBC DJ Charlie Gillett
dies of a heart attack in hospital in London, UK, after a long illness, aged 68. Known as a champion of world music, Gillett
is credited with discovering Dire Straits
in 1976 after playing Sultans of Swing
from their demo tape on his Radio London show Honky Tonk.
play the first of three nights at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco,
play the first of three nights at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
plays at Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
plays at the Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
On their The Resistance
play at the Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.