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The Box Tops

The Box Tops formed in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1963 as The Devilles. They became a popular band in the Memphis rock scene. In 1967 they changed their name to The Box Tops to avoid confusion with another local band called The Devilles. They reached national prominence with their song "The Letter" in 1967, which reached the #1 spot on Billboard's ... See full bio »
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 2015 Minions (performer: "The Letter")
 2011 Poppies (Video) (performer: "The Letter")
 2010 London Boulevard (performer: "The Letter")
 2009 Whiteout (performer: "The Letter")
 2009 Pirate Radio (performer: "The Letter" (1967))
 2006 Atomised (performer: "The Letter")
 2004 No Regrets (performer: "The Letter")
 2000 The Wedding Tackle (performer: "The Letter")
 1993 Heaven & Earth (performer: "Cry Like a Baby")
 1990 Stella (performer: "The Letter")
 1980 Getting Wasted (performer: "The Letter")
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 1969 Die Drehscheibe (TV Series)
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Members have included Alex Chilton (lead vocals), Gary Talley (lead guitar), Bill Cunningham (bass), Danny Smythe (drums), John Evans (keyboards), Larry Spillman, Thomas Boggs, Rick Allen, Harold Cloud, JJ Breeze, Bobby Guidotti, Swain Schaefer, Dave Waterbury, Gene Houston, Sonny Ferguson, Johnny E. Dotson Jr.

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