Personalities | The 13th Floor Elevators | Sixties | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1965–68)

They surfaced at the tail-end of the ‘British Invasion from a mid-Texas scene as self-contained in its way as Merseybeat had been. ‘You’re Gonna Miss Me’ – from 1966’s The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators – was a regional hit, but later releases obeyed a law of diminishing returns both artistically and commercially. Today, The Elevators are remembered principally as the group in which Roky Erickson (vocals, guitar) cut his teeth before achieving solo renown.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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