Pics, sound, & art from the 1960's Texas music scene of psych/garage.

You are NOT gonna believe this!  That’s John Ike Walton, drummer of the 13th Floor Elevators, with his bike stuck in quicksand.  He also says that’s Ronnie Leatherman (bass player) in the background who helped get him out with a cedar branch!

You are NOT gonna believe this! That’s John Ike Walton, drummer of the 13th Floor Elevators, with his bike stuck in quicksand. He also says that’s Ronnie Leatherman (bass player) in the background who helped get him out with a cedar branch!

I never, ever imagined that one of these survived, let alone turn up in my lifetime: ticket for the Elevators in San Francisco at the Avalon Ballroom.

I never, ever imagined that one of these survived, let alone turn up in my lifetime: ticket for the Elevators in San Francisco at the Avalon Ballroom.

The Beatles, Cavern Club, 1961, with Pete Best on drums

The Beatles, Cavern Club, 1961, with Pete Best on drums

Robin Williams 1977

Robin Williams 1977

Moving Sidewalks (with Billy Gibbons) and Jimi Hendrix, “the other picture.”

Moving Sidewalks (with Billy Gibbons) and Jimi Hendrix, “the other picture.”

Roky Erickson at the Austin Opry House, 1977.

Roky Erickson at the Austin Opry House, 1977.

Psychedelic Sounds 8-track.  Never saw one of those before.

Psychedelic Sounds 8-track. Never saw one of those before.

2 tickets to Ron Chapman’s Sump’n Else show (one with an actual date on it) on WFAA in Dallas from the 60’s. Audio of the Elevators playing the show survived, but no video has surfaced. I suspect it’s out there…rumor has it that it’s being hoarded by someone unscrupulous, with a connection to the show, possibly waiting for the value to go up. A cameraman’s name has been thrown around, but i don’t recall it. It’s not a lip sync like Where the Action Is, American Bandstand, or the Larry Kane Show. They did multiple songs live on each appearance. If you haven’t heard it, GET IT.

Ticket for Sump’n Else with Ron Chapman out of Dallas where the 13th Floor Elevators & other bands played in the late 60s on WFAA, channel 8.

Ticket for Sump’n Else with Ron Chapman out of Dallas where the 13th Floor Elevators & other bands played in the late 60s on WFAA, channel 8.

International Artists magazine ads including the Elevators.