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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Syd Barrett is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
jonathan-guerra added Syd Barrett Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician

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Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Jimi Hendrix Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter

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Timothy Leary is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Timothy Leary Psychologist, Screenwriter, Actor

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Terence McKenna is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
AddWilson added Terence McKenna Ethnobotanist, Researcher, Writer

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Hunter S. Thompson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Hunter S. Thompson Journalist, Novelist, Author

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Jerry Garcia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Jerry Garcia Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter

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Salvador Dalí is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
_1447356836022 added Salvador Dalí Painter, Screenwriter, Actor

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Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Jim Morrison Film Score Composer, Poet, Songwriter

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Albert Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever

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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
David Bowie Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer

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Aldous Huxley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Aldous Huxley Novelist, Screenwriter, Author

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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George Clinton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
ElijahKaganer added George Clinton Record producer, Songwriter, Bandleader

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Wavy Gravy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
gimf added Wavy Gravy Activist, Comedian, Actor

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

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

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Ram Dass is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
ping-time added Ram Dass Psychologist, Author, Actor

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Dennis Hopper is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Dennis Hopper Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting

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Prince is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Prince Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter

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Alan Watts is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Alan Watts Physician, Mountaineer, Philosopher

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George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
IsaiahYanez added George Harrison Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist

The Best '60s Psychedelic Movies

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John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
John Belushi Comedian, Musician, Screenwriter

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

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Owsley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Owsley Record producer, Guitarist, Audio Engineer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
hellodalai added Snoop Dogg Film Score Composer, Record producer, Rapper

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Dave Brock is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
ElijahKaganer added Dave Brock Bassist, Guitarist, Songwriter

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

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Joe Rogan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Joe Rogan Television presenter, Commentator, Announcer

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Ray Charles is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
Ray Charles Film Score Composer, Arranger, Jazz Pianist

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Kevin Parker is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Psychedelic People Ever
MirnesMuminovic added Kevin Parker Record producer, Songwriter, Musician

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