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Roky Erickson

Roky EricksonAKA Roger Kynard Erickson

Born: 15-Jul-1947
Birthplace: Dallas, TX
Died: 31-May-2019
Location of death: Austin, Texas
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer/Songwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: 13th Floor Elevators

After being arrested for marijuana possession in 1969, Erickson made the mistake of pleading insanity. He was committed to the Rusk State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, where doctors treated him with electroshock and liquid thorazine. He was released in 1972.

Mother: Evelyn
Brother: Sumner Erickson (youngest, has legal custody of his brother)
Wife: Dana Gaines
Son: Jegar
Daughter: Spring
Daughter: Cydne

    High School: William B. Travis High School, Austin, TX (dropped out)

    13th Floor Elevators (1965-69)
    Drug Possession: Marijuana Austin, TX, pled insanity (1969)
    Institutionalized Rusk State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, Austin, TX (1969-72)
    Shock Treatment
    Mail Theft (1989, charges dropped)
    Risk Factors: Marijuana, LSD, Schizophrenia, Peyote

    You're Gonna Miss Me (15-Mar-2005) · Himself

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