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Lux Interior

Born: 1946-10-21 - Died: 2009-02-04
Cause of Death:
Heart condition

Death Summary: Lux Interior (Erick Purkhiser) died from a pre-existing heart condition on February 4, 2009 in Glendale, California. He was 62.

Who was Lux Interior : Interior was a singer and a founding member of the legendary punk band The Cramps.

In 1972, Interior met his future wife Kristy Wallace (Poison Ivy) in California while she was hitchhiking. The couple formed the band and eventually made their way to New York in 1975, where they became part of the flourishing CBGB punk movement which included The Ramones, Patti Smith, and Television to name a few.

Interior often referred to The Cramps style as psychobilly, often stating that a Johnny Cash song inspired him. He would later say the term was only used to “drum up business”.

The Cramps saw various members throughout the years, with the only permanent members being Interior and Ivy.
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