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13th Floor Elevators - 84% match to Roky Erickson

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Austin, Texas, USA in 1965, this influential psychedelic rock band evolved from the nucleus of the Lingsmen, a popular local attraction. The original line-up included Stacey Sutherland (guitar), Benny Thurman (bass), John Ike Walton (drums) and Max Rainey (vocals), but the latter was replaced by Roky Erickson (Roger Kynard Erickson, 15 July 1947, Dallas, Texas, USA Read more

Flamin' Groovies - 27% match to Roky Erickson

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This unflinchingly self-assured act evolved from an aspiring San Francisco-based garage band, the Chosen Few. Roy Loney (13 April 1946, San Francisco, California, USA; vocals), Tim Lynch (b. 18 July 1946, San Francisco, California, USA; guitar), Cyril Jordan (b. San Francisco, California, USA; guitar), George Alexander (b. 18 May 1946, San Mateo, California, USA; bass) and R Read more

The Seeds - 27% match to Roky Erickson

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Radio Birdman - 26% match to Roky Erickson

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly rated Australian band was formed in Sydney, New South Wales, in 1974. Its Detroit/ MC5 guitar-based sound was propelled by two American medical students, Deniz Tek (Detroit, Michigan, USA; guitar) and Phillip ‘Pip’ Hoyle (guitar/keyboards), plus Rob Younger (vocals), Warwick Gilbert (guitar), Ron Keeley (drums), Carl Rourke (bass) and, joining later, Ch Read more

Blue Cheer - 23% match to Roky Erickson

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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San Francisco’s Blue Cheer, originally comprising Dickie Peterson (Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA; vocals/bass), Leigh Stephens (guitar) and Paul Whaley (drums), harboured dreams of a more conventional direction until seeing Jimi Hendrix perform at the celebrated Monterey Pop Festival. Taking their name from a potent brand of LSD, they made an immediate impact with 1967 Read more

Hawkwind - 23% match to Roky Erickson

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Befitting a band associated with community and benefit concerts, this UK outfit was founded in the hippie enclave centred on London’s Ladbroke Grove during the late 60s, and made their debut live appearance on 29 August 1969. Dave Brock (Isleworth, Middlesex, England; guitar/vocals), Nik Turner (b. Oxford, Oxfordshire, England; saxophone/vocals), Mick Slattery (guitar), Read more

The Pretty Things - 23% match to Roky Erickson

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the UK’s seminal R&B bands, the Pretty Things formed at Sidcup Art College, Kent, England, in September 1963. The original line-up featured a founder member of the Rolling Stones, Dick Taylor (Richard Clifford Taylor, 28 January 1943, Dartford, Kent, England; guitar), plus Phil May (b. Phillip Arthur Dennis Kattner, 9 November 1944, Dartford, Kent, England; v Read more

Love - 22% match to Roky Erickson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Funk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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For many, the doyens of Los Angeles progressive rock in the 60s, brilliantly erratic and producers of one of the most beautiful albums ever made: Forever Changes. Love were formed in 1965 out of the ashes of the Grass Roots, and comprised former Byrds road manager Bryan MacLean (25 September 1946, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 25 December 1998, Los Angeles, California, US Read more

Reigning Sound - 21% match to Roky Erickson

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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The Electric Prunes - 21% match to Roky Erickson

Genres: Christian & Gospel Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Los Angeles, California, USA in 1965, the Electric Prunes originally consisted of Jim Lowe (San Luis Obispo, California, USA; vocals, guitar, autoharp), Ken Williams (b. Long Beach, California, USA; lead guitar), James ‘Weasel’ Spagnola (b. Cleveland, Ohio, USA; guitar), Mark Tulin (b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; bass) and Michael Weakley aka Quint ( Read more

MC5 - 20% match to Roky Erickson

Genres: Music Theme Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1964 in Detroit, Michigan, USA, and originally known as the Motor City Five, the band was sundered the following year when its rhythm section of Pat Burrows (bass) and Bob Gaspar (drums) left in protest over a new song, ‘Back To Comm’. Michael Davis (bass) and Dennis Thompson (drums) joined founder members Rob Tyner (Robert Derminer, 12 December 1944, Det Read more

Alex Chilton - 19% match to Roky Erickson

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Alexander Chilton, 28 December 1950, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Chilton began singing and playing guitar while still at school and absorbed the raw-edged cry of local soul singers. His first work experience was with Ronnie And The DeVilles, singing Stax-styled R&B. Teamed with multi-instrumentalist Bill Cunningham (whose older brother was in the Hombres and wrote & Read more

Kevin Ayers - 19% match to Roky Erickson

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 August 1944, Herne Bay, Kent, England. Ayers spent much of his childhood in Malaysia where his stepfather was a District Officer, before returning to England and becoming a central figure in the ‘Canterbury scene’. A founder member of the Wilde Flowers and the Soft Machine, this talented singer and songwriter abandoned the latter outfit in 1968 following an ardu Read more

Blue Öyster Cult - 18% match to Roky Erickson

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The genesis of Blue Öyster Cult lay in the musical ambitions of rock writers Sandy Pearlman and Richard Meltzer. Based in Long Island, New York, the pair put together a group - known variously as the Cows, the Soft White Underbelly and Oaxaca - to perform their original songs. By 1969 the unit, now dubbed the Stalk Forrest Group, had formed around Eric Bloom (11 Decembe Read more

Modern Lovers - 18% match to Roky Erickson

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, the Modern Lovers revolved around the talents of uncompromising singer-songwriter Jonathan Richman (16 May 1951, Boston, Massachusetts, USA). The band, which included Jerry Harrison (b. Jeremiah Griffin Harrison, 21 February 1949, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; guitar - later of Talking Heads), Ernie Brooks (bass) and future Cars drummer Dav Read more


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