RARE BEAT - GARAGE ROCK AND PSYCHEDELIC
13th FLOOR ELEVATORS
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HISTORY:

The 13th Floor Elevators were a rock music group founded in Austin, Texas in late 1965. Though they found only limited commercial success before dissolving amid legal troubles and drug use, The 13th Floor Elevators are commonly regarded as one of the first psychedelic bands, and have been cited as an influential protopunk group: their classic song "You're Gonna Miss Me" was featured on the first Nuggets release in 1972, marking a series of garage-rock singles that were a treasure trove for early punk rockers. In addition to their musical influence, they are also widely cited as the first band to refer to itself as "psychedelic."

MEMBERS:

Roky Erickson was the band's singer, guitarist and a songwriter.
Tommy Hall was best known for his amplified "electric jug", usually sounding somewhat like a cross between a minimoog and cuica drum. He occasionally played guitar as well.
Benny Thurman, former bassist with the 13th Floor Elevators, left the band shortly before their excursion to San Francisco in 1966.
John Ike Walton, builder of musical instruments, drummer, instrumentalist and founding member of the band, builds kalimba (marimbula) and "zulu-drums".
Stacy Sutherland (May 28, 1946 - August 24, 1978) was a founding member of the band. He joined the group after playing with the Lingsmen, a Port Aransas, Texas band.
Danny Thomas, from Charlotte, North Carolina, was the second drummer for the band to replace John Ike Walton.
Danny Galindo (June 29, 1949 - May 17, 2001) joined the Elevators in July 1967 as replacement for Ronnie Leatherman.
Powell St. John (b. 1940) was a songwriter for the band. He was a close associate of the Elevators in Austin in 1966.

BEST LINK:

www.rokyerickson.net



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