Augustus Owsley Stanley III

Dancer, Chemist and ground breaking sound man,

Mind Expander

Heavy dude in the sixties


chiledub said…
He consumed an all-meat diet, for one thing, after reading that Eskimos lived only on meat and fish. Stanley blamed the heart attack he suffered in the early 2000s on some "poisonous" broccoli he'd been forced to eat as a child.
While receiving radiation treatment for throat cancer, which left him with one less vocal cord, he was said to have injected pureed steak right into his gut.
Stanley was busted during a raid on his lab in 1966, but the lab results didn't merit a prosecution, and he was never successfully prosecuted for LSD-related offenses. He did serve two years in prison in the early '70s, however, after a marijuana arrest.
"I wound up doing time for something I should have been rewarded for," Stanley told the Chronicle in 2007, unbowed well into the post-psychedelics age. "What I did was a community service, the way I look at it... I was a good member of society. Only my society and the ones making the laws are different."

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