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Golden Dawn, The

The Golden Dawn formed in Austin, Texas in late 1966. George Kinney and Roky Erickson of the 13th Floor Elevators grew up together and played in high school bands with each other, and by the time of the Great Mind Expansion, the Elevators and the Dawn were in close contact.


When Power Plant was released in 1968, it was largely panned as the work of an Elevators knock-off band, and unjustly snubbed sufficiently to discourage the development of this excellent and unique band.

Collector interest in the group resulted in George Kinney reforming the band in 2002, and performing live all over the US.

George Kinney
Vocals, guitar
Tom Ramsey

Jimmy Bird 

Bill Hallmark 

Bobby Rector