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RIP Owsley Stanley

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Inky_Wretch, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Heaven must have needed some primo LSD.

  2. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Would not have been on the short list in 1969 of people expected to die at a ripe old age in 2011.
  3. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    Another great Kentuckian.
  4. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Lost now on the country miles in his cadillac

    Blow the horn, tap the tambourine ...
    Close the gap on the dark years in between.

    Fare thee well now, you let your life proceed by own design

    RIP, Augustus O. Stanley
  5. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    "Every A-frame had your number on the wall...."

    Get along, Kid Charlemagne.
  6. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    He's dropping it with fellow Kentuckian Hunter S. today.
  7. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    Funny you should call up this line. Although Owsley was better-known in connection with LSD, in fact he spent most of his adult life as a sound technician in the Bay Area, primarily with the Grateful Dead, and he was one of the best. If I'm not mistaken, he was the one who designed the "Wall of Sound" that the Dead took on the road in the early-to-mid 70s.

    RIP, Bear.
  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    You are exactly right. He also recorded many of the Dead's early shows that have since been released, helped design the Steal Your Face logo and was the inspiration for the dancing bears logo.
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