Monday, November 14, 2011

The Box Tops - Voice Your Choice

The Box Tops were from Memphis, Tennessee and included the great Alex Chilton, who was born in Memphis, on lead vocals. Gary Talley was the guitarist; John Evans played organ, with Bill Cunningham on bass, and Danny Smythe on drums. A change in personnel took place in late 1967 with both John Evans and Danny Smythe leaving the group. They were replaced by Rick Allen and Tom Boggs.

They had a short but stellar string of hit singles between 1967 and when they disbanded in 1970. Sadly Alex Chilton died on March 10, 2010 from a heart attack.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice is pleased to present The Box Tops with two of their many hits. Would you like to hear Sweet Cream Ladies, Forward March or Cry Like A Baby? Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page.

We'll play the winning song in the 3rd hour of next week's show.