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Alex Chilton has passed away. Whether you know it or not, you owe half your music collection to that man. And indie rock owes almost everything.

Here is a clip of Chilton with Yo La Tengo in 2007. I was at that show. I can remember when he popped up on stage as one of the surprise guests. I can remember screaming like a kid.  Now, watching this, it just gives me goosebumps.