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Tracing Psychedelia's Roky Roots
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Tracing Psychedelia's Roky Roots

Tracing Psychedelia's Roky Roots

Tracing Psychedelia's Roky Roots
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Roky Erickson was the front man for the 13th Floor Elevators, the first band to be called psychedelic. While they never became superstars, the Texas band's influence can still be felt today. Rock historian Ed Ward has a retrospective on Erickson's career.

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