Timothy Leary was born in Massachusetts in 1920. Soon he entered a Military Academy with whom he had serious problems for breaking the law numerous times (for drinking contests and other assorted stuff) and after going to court and a full year being purposefully ignored by his colleges he was Honorably discharged. He moved to the Alabama University, and he studied continuously until receiving a Ph.D in Psychology by the University Of California. Afterwards he started working as a teacher in that same university, from where he ended up being expelled for being a proponent of Psychoactive drugs between the students. In 1960, after taking some psilocybin mushrooms in Mexico, he stated that he had learned more in those five hours about his conscious and Psychology than 15 years of studying. Upon his return to Harvard he established a research team on Psychoactive Drugs, starting a series of experiments on human beings. Allen Ginsberg (the Beat Poet and a famous underground personality) wanted to take part on the experience and also wanted to expand it, giving it to several people on the counter-culture. Leary was once again fired, and went to live in a mansion where he and a group of several people experienced Psychedelics until LSD was forbidden in 1966. I have not been able to find when this was recorded but it had some of the best musicians participating, for example, Jimi Hendrix, Stephen Stills and John Sebastian.
Best Tracks - "You Can Be Anyone This Time Around", "What Do You Turn On When You Turn On" and "Live And Let Live". You Can Be Anyone This Time Around is truthfully one of the most interesting Albums i've heard in a while, half interesting for its music and half interesting for the speeches that are given. Some of the songs feature short samples of psychedelic acts, like Country Joe & The Fish and also some of the beginning verses of Ginsberg's poem Howl. The Personnel is not complete.
Timothy Leary (You Can Be Anyone This Time Around Personnel):
- Timothy Leary - Voice.
- Jimi Hendrix - Bass.
- Stephen Stills - Guitar.
- John B. Sebastian - Guitar.
- Buddy Miles - Drums.
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