Known to many as the “Sultan of Psychedelia,” Powell St. John’s musical career began in the mid-1960s in Austin, TX. At that time, Powell was a member of the WALLER CREEK BOYS, a folk blues trio featuring Lanny Wiggins and a young Janis Joplin. Joplin would later go on to make a hit of Powell’s song “Bye, Bye Baby.”
Powell wrote six songs for the forerunners of the psychedelic rock movement, THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS, and Boz Scaggs had a hit with Powell’s “I’ll Forever Sing.”
In 2005, Powell was inducted into the Texas Music Hall of Fame.
Powell St. John’s latest release “Women Rule,” which includes his own version of “Bye, Bye Baby” is now available at all digital retailers. Vinyl is soon to follow.