April 05, 2010 12:00 PM

>• The cult hero from the Box Tops and Big Star died at 59 on March 17. Here are five songs to remember him by.

“THE LETTER”

(Box Tops)

A No. 1 hit in 1967.

“CRY LIKE A BABY”

(Box Tops)

A soulful outpouring.

“KANGAROO”

(Big Star)

Psychedelic grooviness.

“THANK YOU FRIENDS”

(Big Star)

Power-pop nirvana.

“ALEX CHILTON”

(The Replacements)

Alt-rock tribute.

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