Psychedelic rock legend Roky Erickson has died

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The 13th Floor Elevators frontman was 71.R.I.P. Roky Erickson. Psychedelic rock legend Roky Erickson has died in Austin, he was 71. The 13th Floor Elevators frontman’s death was confirmed by his brother Mikel to producer Bill Bentley, who was responsible for producing the 1990 Erickson tribute album ‘Where the Pyramid Meets the Eye’. No cause of death has yet been revealed. “Roky lived in so many worlds, you couldn’t keep up with him,” Bentley told Variety. “He lived so much, and not always on this planet.” Born Roger Kynard Erickson in Austin, he formed his first band, the Spades, after dropping out of high school in 1965. Later in the same year he formed the 13th Floor...

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