Owsley “Bear” Stanley, legendary LSDealer to the counterculture stars of the 1960s, died on Sunday at age 76. Depending on which obituary you read, Stanley “was a prolific LSD producer” or “made and supplied the LSD that fueled acid rock and California’s hallucinogenic culture in the 1960s” or “made LSD in quantity for the Grateful Dead, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Ken Kesey and other avatars of the psychedelic ’60s.”
That last is from the New York Times obit, which also featured the best headline:
Owsley Stanley, Artisan of Acid, Is Dead at 76
Other headlines, in descending order . . .
Grateful Dead Sound Man Supplied ’60s With LSD
Owsley ‘Bear’ Stanley, 1960s counterculture icon; at 76