Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Grateful Dead / Owsley / LSD

One of my questions for Trivia Tuesday during the Noon Lunch Whistle today was about Owsley "Bear" Stanley - sound engineer for the Dead and perhaps the most notorious cook and distributor of LSD in the 1960's.

If you want to read a fantastic book about the history of drug culture in America, including some great info about Owsley, check out "Can't Find My Way Home: America in the Great Stoned Age, 1945-2000" by Martin Torgoff. Torgoff is one of the main faces you've seen on the VH1 documentary series, "The Drug Years," and his book is fantastic.

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