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

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.

13th Floor Elevators interview/article July 1968.

Moving Sidewalks with Billy Gibbons interview, July 1968.

13th Floor Elevators, Lightning Hopkins, and Red Krayola on an ad for International Artists.

13th Floor Elevators, Lightning Hopkins, and Red Krayola on an ad for International Artists.

Roky records at Rusk State Mental Hospital in 1971. Roky, with terrible advice from his lawyer, pled insanity to a marijuana charge, and the court ACCEPTED HIS PLEA. He was subjected to ECT (electro-convulsive therapy - shock treatment) which wrecked him for years. All for a little weed (I don’t smoke, but I can damn sure see how crazy this is). The old school hair can be attributed to the anti-hippy sentiment at the time, particularly in Texas. Rock on, Roky.

Roky records at Rusk State Mental Hospital in 1971. Roky, with terrible advice from his lawyer, pled insanity to a marijuana charge, and the court ACCEPTED HIS PLEA. He was subjected to ECT (electro-convulsive therapy - shock treatment) which wrecked him for years. All for a little weed (I don’t smoke, but I can damn sure see how crazy this is). The old school hair can be attributed to the anti-hippy sentiment at the time, particularly in Texas. Rock on, Roky.

Various Roky.

Moving Sidewalks 1968 with Billy Gibbons

Moving Sidewalks 1968 with Billy Gibbons

Stacy Sutherland