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The Battle For Texas's Psychedelic Music

Ben Graham's history of Texan psychedelia published

Zero Books will publish writer, poet and music journalist Ben Graham's history of Texan psychedelia A Gathering Of Promises: The Battle For Texas's Psychedelic Music, From The 13th Floor Elevators To The Black Angels And Beyond on 26 June. The book's primary focus is the family of groups that emerged from Austin, Houston, San Antonio and Corpus Christi in the 1960s, including The 13th Floor Elevators, The Red Crayola and The Moving Sidewalks (whose line-up included future ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons).

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