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Rock's Boy Genius Peaks Early

Rock historian Ed Ward profiles singer-songwriter Alex Chilton, an American musician whose career began when he was still a teenager. His band Big Star was critically-lauded but short-lived.

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Other segments from the episode on September 6, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 6, 1988: Interview with Wilfred Sheed; Commentary on Alex Chilton; Interview with Jane Alexander; Review of Ingmar Bergman's autobiography "The Magic Lantern."

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