The creator of the dancing bear brand and designer of the Wall of Sound for the Grateful Lifeless, Augustus Owsley Stanley III, higher recognized by his nickname, Bear, was one of the crucial iconic figures within the cultural revolution that modified each America and the world through the 1960s.

Owsley’s excessive octane rocket gasoline enabled Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters to placed on the Acid Assessments. It additionally powered a lot of what occurred on stage at Monterey Pop. Owsley turned on Pete Townshend of The Who and Jimi Hendrix. The cargo of LSD that Owsley despatched John Lennon resulted in The Beatles’ Magical Thriller Tour album and movie.

Satisfied that the Grateful Lifeless had been destined to develop into the world’s biggest rock ‘n’ roll band, Owsley offered the cash that saved them going throughout their early days. As their longtime soundman, he then faithfully recorded lots of the Lifeless’s biggest stay performances and designed the huge house age system that got here to be referred to as the Wall of Sound.

Award-winning creator and biographer Robert Greenfield’s definitive biography of this Grateful Lifeless legend masterfully takes us via Owsley’s unimaginable life and occasions to carry us a full image of this fascinating man for the primary time.

the life and occasions of Augustus “Bear” Owsley Stanley III and the Grateful Lifeless
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