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Roky Erickson

Roky Erickson cemented his rock immortality with the 13th Floor Elevators song "You're Gonna Miss Me" and, through a career interrupted by struggles with schizophrenia, he made music that caught the ear of the mainstream while remaining tantalizingly out of reach. Yui Mok - PA Images/Getty Images hide caption

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A long way from the scream of his youth, Roky Erickson now favors a weathered voice, which collaborator Will Sheff calls a "priceless antique." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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