Oct 31, 2014
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Some interesting facts involving a Grateful Dead sound man who apparently lived in Point Richmond in 1966 were reported in a Bay Area News Group article Friday.

The sound man, named Owsley Stanley, doubled as an “underground chemist who specialized in LSD,” the newspaper said.

“In 1966 alone, Stanley and a few others reportedly turned out 300,000 tabs of LSD in his basement lab in Point Richmond,” according to the Merc.

Perhaps this was a well known fact. It was the first we had heard of it. But it came to light in a story about an old truck that is up for auction and had been used to ship Grateful Dead sound equipment. The 1949 Studebaker, which was first purchased by Stanley, will be auctioned off next week at Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda.


About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.