September 1967 #1
?Rolling Stone Magazine’s Greatest Songs… #372
Songwriters Wayne Carson Thompson
To get a name they thought about having a contest where people would spend 50 cents and mail in a box top
Alex Chilton/Gary Talley/John Evans/Bill Cunningham/Danny Smythe
?Alex died (Heart Attack…He had two instances of shortness of breath the week before he died but did not seek medical attention because he did not have health insurance) 1994 (55) ?Danny died 2016 (67)
Did You Know?
An often said comment about the group…No American group since the Righteous Brothers had looked whiter and sung blacker than the Box Tops on that first sensational hit ‘The Letter’