Bear the life and times
Bear: The Life and Times of Augustus Owsley Stanley III by Robert GreenfieldAugustus Owsley Stanley III, better known by his nickname, Bear, was one of the most iconic figures in the cultural revolution that changed both America and the world during the 1960s.
Owsleys high octane rocket fuel enabled Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters to put on the Acid Tests. It also powered much of what happened on stage at Monterey Pop. Owsley turned on Pete Townshend of The Who and Jimi Hendrix. The shipment of LSD that Owsley sent John Lennon resulted in The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour album and film.
Convinced that the Grateful Dead were destined to become the worlds greatest rock n roll band, Owsley provided the money that kept them going during their early days. As their longtime soundman, he then faithfully recorded many of the Deads greatest live performances and designed the massive space age system that came to be known as the Wall of Sound.
Award-winning author and biographer Robert Greenfield’s definitive biography of this Grateful Dead legend masterfully takes us through Owsleys incredible life and times to bring us a full picture of this fascinating man for the first time.
‘Bear: The Life and Times Of Augustus Owsley Stanley III’ Biography Due In November
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Thank you! He was Walter White without all the moral conflict or drama, a trailblazing alchemist who mass-produced LSD and made millions before anyone thought to make it illegal. Once he discovered the hallucinogen, he drew on his jack-of-all-trades skills and the expertise of his chemist girlfriend to produce it in large quantities. Essential for Deadheads but also an engaging cultural portrait for anyone interested in the era. There was a problem adding your email address.