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Owsley Stanley
Red Rocks Amphitheater with deadheads waiting to start taken 8-11-1987.jpg
The set up for a Grateful Dead concert
Born
Augustus Owsley Stanley III

(1935-01-19)January 19, 1935
Died March 13, 2011(2011-03-13) (aged 76)
Cause of death Automobile accident
Nationality American
Other names Bear
Citizenship Naturalised Australian
Occupation Music producer
Known for Wall of sound
Relatives Augustus O. Stanley

Owsley Stanley (born Augustus Owsley Stanley III, January 19, 1935 – March 13, 2011) also known as Bear, was an important person in the rise of the San Francisco Bay counter-culture. During the Beat-era years of Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters scenes, he was also important in the explosion of 1960's psychedelia culture.

Under the professional name of Bear he is known around the world as the music producer, engineer and artist to psychedelic rock band the Grateful Dead.

Stanley died in an car accident in Queensland, Australia on March 13, 2011.

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