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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250 79
Timothy Leary is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Timothy Leary Psychologist, Screenwriter, Actor

2
209 93
Salvador Dalí is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
_1447356836022 added Salvador Dalí Painter, Screenwriter, Actor

3
336 93
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Jimi Hendrix Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter

4
267 108
Hunter S. Thompson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Hunter S. Thompson Journalist, Novelist, Author

5
230 106
Syd Barrett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
jonathan-guerra added Syd Barrett Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician

6
215 79
Terence McKenna is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
AddWilson added Terence McKenna Ethnobotanist, Researcher, Writer

7
253 86
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Jim Morrison Film Score Composer, Poet, Songwriter

8
288 76
Jerry Garcia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Jerry Garcia Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter

9
255 108
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
David Bowie Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer

10
169 61
Aldous Huxley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Aldous Huxley Novelist, Screenwriter, Author

11
172 52
Albert Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever

12
139 47
Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
ElijahKaganer added Janis Joplin Songwriter, Singer

13
151 57
Stanley Kubrick is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Stanley Kubrick Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer

14
126 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 37 Greatest On-Stage Falls of All Time

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142 66
Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
hellodalai added Andy Warhol Sculptor, Illustrator, Painter

16
166 59
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
John Lennon Activist, Film Score Composer, Record producer

17
124 38
Ken Kesey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Ken Kesey Novelist, Screenwriter, Author

18
103 46
Allen Ginsberg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Allen Ginsberg Film Score Composer, Poet, Screenwriter

19
81 35
Grace Slick is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
ElijahKaganer added Grace Slick Illustrator, Painter, Songwriter

20
66 24
Wavy Gravy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
gimf added Wavy Gravy Activist, Comedian, Actor

21
72 31
George Clinton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
ElijahKaganer added George Clinton Record producer, Songwriter, Bandleader

The Top 15 Drunk People Interrupting the News

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87 43
Aleister Crowley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
AddWilson added Aleister Crowley Poet, Novelist, Astrologer

23
67 56
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
69 36
Dennis Hopper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Dennis Hopper Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting

25
71 64
Prince is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Prince Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter

26
84 33
Alan Watts is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Alan Watts Physician, Mountaineer, Philosopher

27
53 22
Ram Dass is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
ping-time added Ram Dass Psychologist, Author, Actor

28
65 56
John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
John Belushi Comedian, Musician, Screenwriter

People Who Were Most Obviously High in Interviews

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66 29
Owsley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Owsley Record producer, Guitarist, Audio Engineer

30
52 16
George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
IsaiahYanez added George Harrison Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist

31
52 32
Bill Hicks is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
jonathan-guerra added Bill Hicks Social Critic, Comedian, Musician

32
62 44
Tool is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
muddford added Tool

33
39 24
Philip K. Dick is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Philip K. Dick Novelist, Essayist, Writer

34
46 35
Peter Fonda is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Peter Fonda Actor, Writer, Film Director

35
37 25
Sly Stone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
ElijahKaganer added Sly Stone Record producer, Songwriter, Musician

The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)

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60 50
Woody Harrelson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Woody Harrelson Businessperson, Actor

37
35 29
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
37 36
Rick James is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
ElijahKaganer added Rick James Record producer, Songwriter, Musician

39
42 45
Gary Busey is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Gary Busey Musician, Actor, Voice acting

40
56 46
Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Jack Nicholson Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

41
57 49
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Paul McCartney Film Score Composer, Poet, Businessperson

42
42 35
Dock Ellis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Dock Ellis Baseball player

Celebrities Who Play Fortnite: Battle Royale

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50 61
Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
hellodalai added Snoop Dogg Film Score Composer, Record producer, Rapper

44
36 48
Trey Parker & Matt Stone is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever

45
42 40
Matt Groening is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Matt Groening Television producer, Musician, Film Producer

46
31 59
Ray Charles is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Ray Charles Film Score Composer, Arranger, Jazz Pianist

47
14 26
Dave Brock is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
ElijahKaganer added Dave Brock Bassist, Guitarist, Songwriter

48
54 61
Steve Jobs is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Steve Jobs Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Inventor

49
19 19
Noel Fielding is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
harshraj added Noel Fielding Comedian, Musician, Screenwriter

50
13 12
Eddie Izzard is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
harshraj added Eddie Izzard Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer