Owsley Stanley (born Augustus Owsley Stanley III), notorious 1960′s LSD chemist and the original Grateful Dead sound engineer died after an automobile accident in Australia on March 13, 2011, aged 76.
Between 1965 and 1967, Stanley produced more than 1.25 million doses of LSD—a catalyst for the emergence of the hippie movement during the Summer of Love in the Haight-Ashbury area, which one historian of that movement, Charles Perry, has described as "one big LSD party." He was also an accomplished sound engineer and served as the longtime sound man and financier for psychedelic rock band the Grateful Dead. (source: Wikipedia)
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