Owsley “Bear” Stanley Dies
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Sad to see him go. Brings me back to the days of Haight-Ashbury and Timothy Leary. You too huh?
Longtime Grateful Dead confidant Owsley “Bear” Stanley died in a car crash near his home in Australia earlier today. Though his exact age was not known, Stanley was believed to be 75.
Stanley first met the members of the Grateful Dead at an acid test in San Francisco in 1966. He held many roles in the band’s organization over the years, including manager, financier, sound designer and recording engineer.