Tag Archives: Gary Talley

Gary Talley of The Box Tops

“…the record started going up the charts. We were just dumbfounded.”

 

 

 

The Box Tops circa 1967: (l. to r.) Bill Cunningham, Danny Smythe, Alex Chilton, Gary Talley, John Evans

The Box Tops circa 1967: (l. to r.) Bill Cunningham, Danny Smythe, Alex Chilton, Gary Talley, John Evans

 

 

 

 

Circa 1999: (l. to r.) Talley, Evans, Chilton, Cunningham, Smythe

Circa 1999: (l. to r.) Talley, Evans, Chilton, Cunningham, Smythe

By phone from his home in Nashville

June 8, 1999

Not unknown but close to it, Gary Talley played guitar for The Box Tops, who had one of the indelible hits of the ‘60s, “The Letter.” And as a member of this Memphis band, he was an early (and again much later) colleague of Alex Chilton, one of rock and soul’s most mercurial characters.