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Owsley Stanley, born Augustus Owsley Stanley III, Sound engineer for Grateful Dead, (January 19, 1935 – March 12, 2011) Aged 76

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"The Wall of Sound" was an enormous public address system designed specifically for the Grateful Dead's live performances in 1974. It was the brainchild of audio engineer Owsley "Bear" Stanley. The Wall of Sound fulfilled the band's desire for a distortion-free sound system that could also serve as its own monitoring system. The Wall of Sound was the largest concert sound system built at that time. #Deadhead

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U.S. Grateful Dead & Other S.F. Bands at 710 Ashbury, San Francisco, 1967 // Photo by Gene Anthony

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Owsley Stanley, Artisan of Acid, Is Dead at 76

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A drawing of deformed human skull with a lightning bolt across it, alternating red and blue on either side

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