The Box Tops: The Letter


This was written by Wayne Carson (co-writer of Always on My Mind) and recorded by the Box Tops in 1967 when lead singer Alex Chilton was 16. It was their first and biggest hit, reaching No 1 in the States and No 5 in Britain.

Joe Cocker’s live performance at the Fillmore East in 1970 provided him with his first US Top Ten hit, reaching No 7, but made only No 39 in Britain.

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