Owsley Stanley of 60s LSD fame has died in a car accident. Not the flash bang that some of those who enjoyed his wares left in, but it’s a loss all the same. NME has the story:
Owsley Stanley, a counterculture figure who inspired Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead and Frank Zappa, has died.
Kentucky-born Stanley rose to prominence as a producer of the LSD drug in the 1960s. He died in a car crash in Australia on Sunday (March 13), reports the Associated Press. He was 76.
As a prolific LSD producer, Stanley’s brushes with the law were referenced in the lyrics of Hendrix and Zappa.