This Week in Texas Music History: Love Street Light Circus and Feel Good Machine
This Week in Texas Music History, we’ll visit the epicenter of Houston’s “Summer of Love.”
On June 3, 1967, the Love Street Light Circus and Feel Good Machine opened in Houston. The venue became the city’s premier club for such psychedelic Texas bands as Bubble Puppy, Red Krayola, and Fever Tree. Other local groups that played Love Street include the Moving Sidewalks, whose lead guitarist, Billy Gibbons, went on to found the legendary Texas trio, ZZ Top. Another popular band that performed at Love Street was the 13th Floors Elevators, which featured the dynamic Roky Erickson on vocals.
Although Love Street closed in 1970, it helped launch the careers of several influential psychedelic rock bands from across the Lone Star State.
Next time on This Week in Texas Music History, we’ll meet a wandering performer who left a lasting mark on Texas music.