The philosopher Michel Foucault first took LSD in 1975 in the Death Valley along with his lover, a composer called Michael, and the history professor Simeon Wade. He referred to it later as the greatest experience of his life.
The artist Keith Haring stated that he first took LSD at the age of fifteen and produced a drawing on that occasion that was the seed for all the work that followed, flowering into a complete aesthetic and system of working.
Jimi Hendrix's experiences with LSD helped lead to certain synaesthetic effects in terms of the way that he played music, with him describing a situation where he played colors instead of notes and ‘saw’ the music as he played it.
The computer programmer Kevin Herbert, an early employee of Cisco Systems, stated that some of his most difficult programming challenges were solved under the influence of LSD.
Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple Inc., said, “Taking LSD was a profound experience, one of the most important things in my life.”