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Bear - The Life and Times of Augustus Owsley Stanley III-logo

Bear - The Life and Times of Augustus Owsley Stanley III

Robert Greenfield

The creator of the dancing bear logo and designer of the Wall of Sound for the Grateful Dead, Augustus Owsley Stanley III, better known by his nickname, Bear, was one of the most iconic figures in the cultural revolution that changed both America and the world during the 1960s. Owsley's high octane rocket fuel enabled Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters to put on the Acid Tests. It also powered much of what happened on stage at Monterey Pop. Owsley turned on Pete Townshend of The Who and Jimi Hendrix. The shipment of LSD that Owsley sent John Lennon resulted in The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour album and film. Convinced that the Grateful Dead were destined to become the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band, Owsley provided the money that kept them going during their early days. As their longtime soundman, he then faithfully recorded many of the Dead's greatest live performances and designed the massive space age system that came to be known as the Wall of Sound. Award-winning author and biographer Robert Greenfield's definitive biography of this Grateful Dead legend masterfully takes us through Owsley's incredible life and times.

The creator of the dancing bear logo and designer of the Wall of Sound for the Grateful Dead, Augustus Owsley Stanley III, better known by his nickname, Bear, was one of the most iconic figures in the cultural revolution that changed both America and the world during the 1960s. Owsley's high octane rocket fuel enabled Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters to put on the Acid Tests. It also powered much of what happened on stage at Monterey Pop. Owsley turned on Pete Townshend of The Who and Jimi Hendrix. The shipment of LSD that Owsley sent John Lennon resulted in The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour album and film. Convinced that the Grateful Dead were destined to become the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band, Owsley provided the money that kept them going during their early days. As their longtime soundman, he then faithfully recorded many of the Dead's greatest live performances and designed the massive space age system that came to be known as the Wall of Sound. Award-winning author and biographer Robert Greenfield's definitive biography of this Grateful Dead legend masterfully takes us through Owsley's incredible life and times.
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The creator of the dancing bear logo and designer of the Wall of Sound for the Grateful Dead, Augustus Owsley Stanley III, better known by his nickname, Bear, was one of the most iconic figures in the cultural revolution that changed both America and the world during the 1960s. Owsley's high octane rocket fuel enabled Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters to put on the Acid Tests. It also powered much of what happened on stage at Monterey Pop. Owsley turned on Pete Townshend of The Who and Jimi Hendrix. The shipment of LSD that Owsley sent John Lennon resulted in The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour album and film. Convinced that the Grateful Dead were destined to become the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band, Owsley provided the money that kept them going during their early days. As their longtime soundman, he then faithfully recorded many of the Dead's greatest live performances and designed the massive space age system that came to be known as the Wall of Sound. Award-winning author and biographer Robert Greenfield's definitive biography of this Grateful Dead legend masterfully takes us through Owsley's incredible life and times.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sean Runnette

Length:

6h 10m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

29:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

31:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:13


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:40


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

22:16