VOTE The Most Psychedelic People Ever  

Coy Jandreau
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List Rules Famous people whose creative work and/or personality have been influenced by altered states of reality - either through psychedelic drug use or their sheer will to be a weirdo.

When you hear the word "psychedelic," a whole myriad of images comes to mind, whether you've personally done them or not. (Why of course you haven't, they're illegal!) Maybe you think of certain colors, fractals, breathing patterns, emotions, or concepts. However, you probably also think of some pretty trippy celebrities - as there are more than a few psychedelic famous people out there.

Maybe these people were outspoken advocates for psychedelics back in psychedelia's heyday. Maybe they're present day celebrities who mention trips and mind expansion in their comedy or writing. Perhaps their music has huge psychedelic influences. Or craziest of all, maybe they played a full game of baseball and managed to pitch a no-hitter!

These are the most psychedelic people ever. Vote up the trippy celebrities and famous hippies who do psychedelics (or at least seem a little... colorful) below!
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323 87
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Jimi Hendrix Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter

2
200 88
Salvador Dalí is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
_1447356836022 added Salvador Dalí Painter, Screenwriter, Actor

3
261 105
Hunter S. Thompson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Hunter S. Thompson Journalist, Novelist, Author

4
240 78
Timothy Leary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Timothy Leary Psychologist, Screenwriter, Actor

5
206 76
Terence McKenna is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
AddWilson added Terence McKenna Ethnobotanist, Researcher, Writer

6
246 100
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
David Bowie Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer

7
221 105
Syd Barrett is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
jonathan-guerra added Syd Barrett Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician

8
278 72
Jerry Garcia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Jerry Garcia Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter

9
242 82
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Jim Morrison Film Score Composer, Poet, Songwriter

10
163 60
Aldous Huxley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Aldous Huxley Novelist, Screenwriter, Author

11
135 43
Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
ElijahKaganer added Janis Joplin Songwriter, Singer

12
166 51
Albert Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever

13
145 56
Stanley Kubrick is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Stanley Kubrick Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer

14
118 43
Lewis Carroll is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
AddWilson added Lewis Carroll Mathematician, Novelist, Author - Wrote 'Alice In Wonderland'.  Trippy.

The 11 Different Kinds of Drunk People

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138 65
Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
hellodalai added Andy Warhol Sculptor, Illustrator, Painter

16
160 54
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
John Lennon Activist, Film Score Composer, Record producer

17
120 35
Ken Kesey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Ken Kesey Novelist, Screenwriter, Author

18
100 44
Allen Ginsberg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Allen Ginsberg Film Score Composer, Poet, Screenwriter

19
64 22
Wavy Gravy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
gimf added Wavy Gravy Activist, Comedian, Actor

20
75 34
Grace Slick is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
ElijahKaganer added Grace Slick Illustrator, Painter, Songwriter

21
67 28
George Clinton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
ElijahKaganer added George Clinton Record producer, Songwriter, Bandleader

The Best Russian Novels

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81 41
Aleister Crowley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
AddWilson added Aleister Crowley Poet, Novelist, Astrologer

23
63 52
Willie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
hellodalai added Willie Nelson Activist, Film Score Composer, Poet

24
67 58
Prince is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Prince Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter

25
81 30
Alan Watts is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Alan Watts Physician, Mountaineer, Philosopher

26
51 20
Ram Dass is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
ping-time added Ram Dass Psychologist, Author, Actor

27
66 35
Dennis Hopper is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Dennis Hopper Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting

28
63 53
John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
John Belushi Comedian, Musician, Screenwriter

The Best '60s Psychedelic Movies

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65 26
Owsley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Owsley Record producer, Guitarist, Audio Engineer

30
51 29
Bill Hicks is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
jonathan-guerra added Bill Hicks Social Critic, Comedian, Musician

31
61 40
Tool is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
muddford added Tool

32
48 13
George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
IsaiahYanez added George Harrison Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist

33
37 21
Philip K. Dick is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Philip K. Dick Novelist, Essayist, Writer

34
34 23
Sly Stone is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
ElijahKaganer added Sly Stone Record producer, Songwriter, Musician

35
42 33
Peter Fonda is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Peter Fonda Actor, Writer, Film Director

14 Famous People Who Have PhDs

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55 48
Woody Harrelson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Woody Harrelson Businessperson, Actor

37
33 27
Robert Anton Wilson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
AddWilson added Robert Anton Wilson Novelist, Psychologist, Author

38
35 33
Rick James is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
ElijahKaganer added Rick James Record producer, Songwriter, Musician

39
54 42
Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Jack Nicholson Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

40
39 42
Gary Busey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Gary Busey Musician, Actor, Voice acting

41
53 46
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Paul McCartney Film Score Composer, Poet, Businessperson

42
47 57
Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
hellodalai added Snoop Dogg Film Score Composer, Record producer, Rapper

This Psychedelic Theory Claims Magic Mushrooms Are Responsible For All Our Christmas Traditions ...

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34 44
Trey Parker & Matt Stone is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever

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38 34
Dock Ellis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Dock Ellis Baseball player

45
30 56
Ray Charles is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Ray Charles Film Score Composer, Arranger, Jazz Pianist

46
39 37
Matt Groening is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Matt Groening Television producer, Musician, Film Producer

47
14 23
Dave Brock is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
ElijahKaganer added Dave Brock Bassist, Guitarist, Songwriter

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18 15
Noel Fielding is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
harshraj added Noel Fielding Comedian, Musician, Screenwriter

49
50 59
Steve Jobs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Steve Jobs Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Inventor

50
11 10
Eddie Izzard is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
harshraj added Eddie Izzard Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer