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Former Grateful Dead soundman and famous LSD chemist Owsley 'Bear' Stanley dies in car crash
The Courier-Mail ^ | March 14, 2011 | Brooke Baskin

Posted on 03/13/2011 7:19:11 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

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1 posted on 03/13/2011 7:19:14 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A car crash??? That’s just insulting.


2 posted on 03/13/2011 7:22:04 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Guess the long strange trip is over for him.


3 posted on 03/13/2011 7:24:31 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Stanley’s car ran off the road on the Kennedy Highway between Davies Ck and Koah on Saturday.

This is why I always buy cars that you have to steer yourself.

4 posted on 03/13/2011 7:25:29 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Look for the union label and just say, NO!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Went to one concert. The drums were cool (parking lot) and the people were nice. This one ‘vendor’ popped up out of somewhere and yelled “Grateful Dead Grilled Cheese”. He was swarmed in seconds. Was interesting, never went back.


5 posted on 03/13/2011 7:26:51 PM PDT by allmost
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“come round the bend, you know it’s the end”

RIP


6 posted on 03/13/2011 7:28:18 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Here’s a useless tidbit. He was the subject of “Kid Charlemagne” by Steely Dan.


7 posted on 03/13/2011 7:32:02 PM PDT by al44
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He was a radar technician for the Army wasn’t he? (checking wikipedia now).....


8 posted on 03/13/2011 7:32:34 PM PDT by Tea Party Reveler
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To: Free ThinkerNY; JoeProBono; a fool in paradise
Far out, man!


9 posted on 03/13/2011 7:32:43 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: allmost

Towers of speakers


10 posted on 03/13/2011 7:32:53 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Bear's Song
11 posted on 03/13/2011 7:34:47 PM PDT by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began,)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s trippin’ with Jesus now, man.


12 posted on 03/13/2011 7:35:00 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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In 1956, when Stanley was twenty-one, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served for eighteen months before being discharged in 1958. Later, inspired by a 1958 performance of the Bolshoi Ballet, he began studying ballet in Los Angeles, supporting himself for a time as a professional dancer.[3] In 1963, he enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley where he became involved in the psychoactive drug scene. He dropped out after a semester, took a technical job at KGO-TV, and began producing LSD in a small lab located in the bathroom of a house near campus. His makeshift laboratory was raided by police on February 21, 1965. He beat the charges and successfully sued for the return of his equipment. The police were looking for methamphetamine, but found only LSD—which was not illegal at the time.

Stanley moved to Los Angeles to pursue the production of LSD. He used his Berkeley lab proceeds to buy 500 grams of lysergic acid monohydrate, the basis for LSD. His first shipment arrived on March 30, 1965. He produced 300,000 capsules (270 micrograms each) of LSD by May 1965 and then returned to the Bay Area.

In September 1965, Stanley became the primary LSD supplier to Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters; by this point Sandoz LSD was hard to come by and “Owsley Acid” had become the new standard. He was featured (most prominently his freak-out at the Muir Beach Acid Test in November 1965) in The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, a book detailing the history of Kesey and the Merry Pranksters by Tom Wolfe. Stanley attended the Watts Acid Test on February 12, 1966 with his new apprentice Tim Scully and provided the LSD.


13 posted on 03/13/2011 7:35:08 PM PDT by Tea Party Reveler
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To: Revolting cat!

When Keith dies, can we smoke his ashes?


14 posted on 03/13/2011 7:36:12 PM PDT by Tea Party Reveler
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To: al44
Here’s a useless tidbit.

It tells some of his story a song

15 posted on 03/13/2011 7:36:24 PM PDT by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began,)
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To: al44

“He was the subject of “Kid Charlemagne” by Steely Dan.”

And Bear was not too happy about it.


16 posted on 03/13/2011 7:37:26 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Tea Party Reveler

Problem is Keef is not going to die!


17 posted on 03/13/2011 7:37:55 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Free Vulcan

Zappa sang about “phony hippies” in “Who Needs The Peace Corps” and one line says he’ll “sleep on Owsley’s floor”


18 posted on 03/13/2011 7:38:04 PM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I bet that guy had some pretty decent stories to tell.....if he could remember them....


19 posted on 03/13/2011 7:38:40 PM PDT by Kimmers (Tell a lie often enough it becomes political........)
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I bet that guy had some pretty decent stories to tell.....if he could remember them....


20 posted on 03/13/2011 7:38:49 PM PDT by Kimmers (Tell a lie often enough it becomes political........)
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