Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Roky Erickson "You're Gonna Miss Me" , 13th Floor Elevators And More

Wicker Park is a hip community on Chicago's north side and every summer they have their annual street party/festival. There is always a lot of good times, food, drink, people and music. One of the highlights of 2013 fest was a rare appearance by legendary psychedelic pioneer Roky Erickson. In 1966 he was a founding member of the Austin Texas band 13th Floor Elevators when he coined the term psychedelic rock. Their first 45 produced the bands biggest hit "Your Gonna Miss Me". Which Roky played as the finale of Sunday night's show.

The band never became more than a regional hit during their three year career. This was due to the usual 60's factors creative differences and drug use by some band members.

For more about Roky check out his web site

For more about the Elevators here's a link to their Wiki.

Here is a 1960's version from a pool side TV appearence by the 13th Floor Elevators

And here is a link to a movie also called “You're Gonna Miss Me” about Roky.

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