Chilton performs at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, in 2004. Big Star was scheduled to play a reunion performance at this year's festival. John Fry, owner of Ardent Studio in Memphis, where Chilton recorded with the Box Tops and Big Star, says the other band members have decided to proceed with the show as a tribute to Chilton.
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