Roky Erickson

The legendary Texas psychedelic band The 13th Floor Elevators collapsed in 1970, due to poor management, increasing drug abuse of some members, and constant harassment by the Austin, TX police for their open advocacy of LSD. Faced with a lengthy jail sentence for marijuana possession, lead singer Roky Erickson chose to please not guilty by reason of insanity. The plea kept him out of jail, and instead plunged him into the hell of incarceration in Rusk State Mental Hospital, where he was subjected to three years of electro-shock therapy and Thorazine treatment. His incarceration precluded any immediate consideration... Read More

City Of Origin:
Dallas, Texas, United States
Genre:
Rock, Psychedelic
Birthdate:
07/15/1947
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