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The 13th Floor Elevators

The 13th Floor Elevators

The 13th Floor Elevators is a band out of Austin, Texas that formed in 1965. Centered around the eccentric frontman Roky Erickson, the group is often considered to be one of the pioneers of psychedelic rock. In fact, the 2005 documentary You’re Gonna Miss Me, which focused on the life and career of Erickson, credits the coining of the term psychedelic rock to the band’s electric jug player Tommy Hill.

To no surprise, the band was known to perform while on LSD. The band met its initial end in 1969 after Erickson decided to be admitted into a psychiatric hospital rather than go to prison. The charge: felony marijuana possession.

Erickson had a cult following and recorded solo for several years outside of the 13th Floor Elevators. He passed away in 2019 at the age of 71.

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On Air at KSVR: March 8, 2013 Playlist

I received a message from Stuarto requesting I cover his show in the late afternoon hours of Friday, March 8. After a minute or two to think about it, I agreed. In all the times I’ve covered for his show over the past year and a half, I have never done a show that gives a nod to his show, which often features more mainstream music including a handful of tunes from the 60s and 70s. For March 8, I decided this needed to change.

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