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Roky Erickson, rest in peace

Roky Erickson at Rough Trade USA
Roky Erickson on Rough Trade (more by Greg Cristman)

Very sad news: the icon of Psych Rock and the leader of the elevators of the 13th floor Roky erickson He has died at the age of 71 years. Austin 360 He published that Austin musician Jon Dee Graham wrote in a public Facebook post, "SO LONG, ROKY, DEP.I'll miss you, baby," adding in the comments, "I just heard from a member of his family who has deceased, without details. " Variety confirmed the reports: Roky's brother, Mikel, told Bill Bentley that he produced the 1990 tribute Where the pyramid meets the eye. "Roky lived in so many worlds, you could not keep up," Bentley said. Variety. "He lived a lot, and not always on this planet."

The lifts of the 13th floor " Easter everywhere it came to number 17 on our list of the 50 best summer albums of love and we wrote, "As far as psychedelic music is concerned, there's Johnny Come Latelies, band fanatics and scene thieves, and then there's The 13th Floor Elevators . "You can hear Roky's influence on the music until the day, look no further than the lineup of the Austin Levitation Festival, which is named after an Elevators song." Roky was still active in music, having played in New York City the last Halloween, and I had to have played on the 13th Floor Elevators' Easter everywhere in its entirety in Jersey City before performing at the Huichica East festival.

Rest in peace, Roky. We will miss you

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