History Music / JeffersonAirplane

1st Feb '16 12:54:03 AM bluesno1fann
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However, in 1989, the classic line-up of Jefferson Airplane reunited for one last album. However, Spencer Dryden was excluded as Kantner still held a grudge against him for his role in firing one of their managers in 1968. The album was not very well-received, but the tour supporting it was a big success. By then at the age of 50, Slick chose to retire from the music industry, saying that 'All rock-and-rollers over the age of 50 look stupid and should retire'. Papa John Creach died from heart failure in 1994, and the Airplane reunited once more in 1996 for the induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This time Dryden participated and Slick was absent. Skip Spence died from lung cancer in 1999, Spencer Dryden died in 2005 from colon cancer, Joey Covington died in a tragic car accident in 2013, Paul Kantner died from multiple organ failure and septic shock following a heart attack in 2016 and Signe Anderson died following a stay at a hospice - dying on the same day as Kantner.

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However, in 1989, the classic line-up of Jefferson Airplane reunited for one last album. However, Spencer Dryden was excluded as Kantner still held a grudge against him for his role in firing one of their managers in 1968. The album was not very well-received, but the tour supporting it was a big success. By then at the age of 50, Slick chose to retire from the music industry, saying that 'All rock-and-rollers over the age of 50 look stupid and should retire'. Papa John Creach died from heart failure in 1994, and the Airplane reunited once more in 1996 for the induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This time Dryden participated and Slick was absent. Skip Spence died from lung cancer in 1999, Spencer Dryden died in 2005 from colon cancer, Joey Covington died in a tragic car accident in 2013, Paul Kantner died from multiple organ failure and septic shock following a heart attack in 2016 and Signe Anderson died following a stay at a hospice from COPD - dying on the same day as Kantner.
30th Jan '16 6:14:48 PM bluesno1fann
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However, in 1989, the classic line-up of Jefferson Airplane reunited for one last album. However, Spencer Dryden was excluded as Kantner still held a grudge against him for his role in firing one of their managers in 1968. The album was not very well-received, but the tour supporting it was a big success. By then at the age of 50, Slick chose to retire from the music industry, saying that 'All rock-and-rollers over the age of 50 look stupid and should retire'. Papa John Creach died from heart failure in 1994, and the Airplane reunited once more in 1996 for the induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This time Dryden participated and Slick was absent. Skip Spence died from lung cancer in 1999, Spencer Dryden died in 2005 from colon cancer, Joey Covington died in a tragic car accident in 2013 and Paul Kantner died from multiple organ failure and septic shock following a heart attack in 2016.

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However, in 1989, the classic line-up of Jefferson Airplane reunited for one last album. However, Spencer Dryden was excluded as Kantner still held a grudge against him for his role in firing one of their managers in 1968. The album was not very well-received, but the tour supporting it was a big success. By then at the age of 50, Slick chose to retire from the music industry, saying that 'All rock-and-rollers over the age of 50 look stupid and should retire'. Papa John Creach died from heart failure in 1994, and the Airplane reunited once more in 1996 for the induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This time Dryden participated and Slick was absent. Skip Spence died from lung cancer in 1999, Spencer Dryden died in 2005 from colon cancer, Joey Covington died in a tragic car accident in 2013 and 2013, Paul Kantner died from multiple organ failure and septic shock following a heart attack in 2016.
2016 and Signe Anderson died following a stay at a hospice - dying on the same day as Kantner.



* '''[[Music/JeffersonStarship Signe Toly Anderson]]''' - backing and lead vocals, percussion (1965-1966)

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* '''[[Music/JeffersonStarship Signe Toly Anderson]]''' - backing and lead vocals, percussion (1965-1966)(1965-1966, died 2016)
28th Jan '16 7:24:06 PM bluesno1fann
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However, in 1989, the classic line-up of Jefferson Airplane reunited for one last album. However, Spencer Dryden was excluded as Kantner still held a grudge against him for his role in firing one of their managers in 1968. The album was not very well-received, but the tour supporting it was a big success. By then at the age of 50, Slick chose to retire from the music industry, saying that 'All rock-and-rollers over the age of 50 look stupid and should retire'. Papa John Creach died from heart failure in 1994, and the Airplane reunited once more in 1996 for the induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This time Dryden participated and Slick was absent. Skip Spence died from lung cancer in 1999, Spencer Dryden died in 2005 from colon cancer, and Joey Covington died in a tragic car accident in 2013.

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However, in 1989, the classic line-up of Jefferson Airplane reunited for one last album. However, Spencer Dryden was excluded as Kantner still held a grudge against him for his role in firing one of their managers in 1968. The album was not very well-received, but the tour supporting it was a big success. By then at the age of 50, Slick chose to retire from the music industry, saying that 'All rock-and-rollers over the age of 50 look stupid and should retire'. Papa John Creach died from heart failure in 1994, and the Airplane reunited once more in 1996 for the induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This time Dryden participated and Slick was absent. Skip Spence died from lung cancer in 1999, Spencer Dryden died in 2005 from colon cancer, and Joey Covington died in a tragic car accident in 2013.
2013 and Paul Kantner died from multiple organ failure and septic shock following a heart attack in 2016.



* '''[[Music/JeffersonStarship Paul Kantner]]''' - guitar, backing and lead vocals (19651972, 1989, 1996)

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* '''[[Music/JeffersonStarship Paul Kantner]]''' - guitar, backing and lead vocals (19651972, 1989, 1996)1996, died 2016)
11th Feb '15 4:32:15 AM bluesno1fann
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They were replaced by Spencer Dryden (the nephew of Creator/CharlieChaplin) and iconic frontwoman Grace Slick. Now the classic line-up was set, and with the release of their 1967 album, ''Music/SurrealisticPillow'', they established themselves as a leading PsychedelicRock band. They enjoyed Top 10 hit singles in America with "Somebody To Love" and "White Rabbit", are the only band that played at the three most famous rock and roll festivals of TheSixties (Woodstock, Monterey and Altamont) and headlined the first Isle of Wight Festival. Unfortunately, the group seemed to run out of steam with the onset of TheSeventies; Dryden was fired in early 1970 (Replaced first by Joey Covington, then by former drummer of Music/TheTurtles, John Barbata), and Balin, disillusioned with the psychedelic scene after the death of his close friend Music/JanisJoplin, and with the gradual decline of his influence and involvement, quit his band. After a series of revolving members (Including violinist Papa John Creach and vocalist David Freiberg), they finally called it a day in 1972. Kaukonen and Casady went on to further success with Hot Tuna, and the remaining members went on to form Music/JeffersonStarship.

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They were replaced by Spencer Dryden (the nephew of Creator/CharlieChaplin) and iconic frontwoman front-woman Grace Slick. Now the classic line-up was set, and with the release of their 1967 album, ''Music/SurrealisticPillow'', they established themselves as a leading PsychedelicRock band. They enjoyed Top 10 hit singles in America with "Somebody To Love" and "White Rabbit", are the only band that played at the three most famous rock and roll festivals of TheSixties (Woodstock, Monterey and Altamont) and headlined the first Isle of Wight Festival. Unfortunately, the group seemed to run out of steam with the onset of TheSeventies; Dryden was fired in early 1970 (Replaced first by Joey Covington, then by former drummer of Music/TheTurtles, John Barbata), and Balin, disillusioned with the psychedelic scene after the death of his close friend Music/JanisJoplin, and with the gradual decline of his influence and involvement, quit his band. After a series of revolving members (Including violinist Papa John Creach and vocalist David Freiberg), they finally called it a day in 1972. Kaukonen and Casady went on to further success with Hot Tuna, and the remaining members went on to form Music/JeffersonStarship.



* 1968 - ''Crown Of Creation''

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* 1968 - ''Crown Of Creation''''Music/CrownOfCreation''



* CoverVersion: [[Music/TheByrds David Crosby]]'s polyamory-themed "Triad" is covered on ''Crown Of Creation''. Notably, Crosby brought the song to the band after it was originally rejected by The Byrds, but The Byrds later changed their mind and recorded a version as well.

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* CoverVersion: [[Music/TheByrds David Crosby]]'s polyamory-themed "Triad" is covered on ''Crown Of Creation''.''Music/CrownOfCreation''. Notably, Crosby brought the song to the band after it was originally rejected by The Byrds, but The Byrds later changed their mind and recorded a version as well.



** The lyrics of eponymous title track of the album ''Crown Of Creation'' were taken (with permission) entirely from the novel ''Literature/TheChrysalids'' by British SF author Creator/JohnWyndham.

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** The lyrics of eponymous title track of the album ''Crown Of Creation'' ''Music/CrownOfCreation'' were taken (with permission) entirely from the novel ''Literature/TheChrysalids'' by British SF author Creator/JohnWyndham.
5th Jan '15 12:10:21 AM bluesno1fann
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* Skip Spence - drums (1965-1966, died 1999)

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* Skip Alexander "Skip" Spence - drums (1965-1966, died 1999)
4th Jan '15 1:34:06 PM jamespolk
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* {{Rockumentary}}: Jefferson Airplane was one of the acts at the infamous Altamont Free Concert, documented in the 1970 film ''Film/GimmeShelter''. Lead singer Marty Balin was knocked unconscious by a club-wielding Hell's Angel biker.
4th Jan '15 4:32:34 AM bluesno1fann
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[[caption-width-right:300:The classic line-up of Jefferson Airplane. Clockwise from bottom-left: Jorma Kaukonen, Spencer Dryden, Jack Casady, [[Music/JeffersonStarship Marty Balin]], [[Music/JeffersonStarship Paul Kantner]] and [[Music/{{Starship}} Grace Slick]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:The classic line-up of Jefferson Airplane. Clockwise from bottom-left: Jorma Kaukonen, Spencer Dryden, [[Music/JeffersonStarship Jack Casady, Casady]], [[Music/JeffersonStarship Marty Balin]], [[Music/JeffersonStarship Paul Kantner]] and [[Music/{{Starship}} Grace Slick]].]]



* '''Signe Toly Anderson''' - backing and lead vocals, percussion (1965-1966)
* '''Marty Balin''' - lead vocals, guitar, bass, percussion (19651971, 1989, 1996)

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* '''Signe '''[[Music/JeffersonStarship Signe Toly Anderson''' Anderson]]''' - backing and lead vocals, percussion (1965-1966)
* '''Marty Balin''' '''[[Music/JeffersonStarship Marty Balin]]''' - lead vocals, guitar, bass, percussion (19651971, 1989, 1996)



* Jack Casady - bass, guitar (19651972, 1989, 1996)

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* [[Music/JeffersonStarship Jack Casady Casady]] - bass, guitar (19651972, 1989, 1996)



* Papa John Creach - violin, vocals (19701972, died 1994)

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* [[Music/JeffersonStarship Papa John Creach Creach]] - violin, vocals (19701972, died 1994)



* '''Paul Kantner''' - guitar, backing and lead vocals (19651972, 1989, 1996)

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* '''Paul Kantner''' '''[[Music/JeffersonStarship Paul Kantner]]''' - guitar, backing and lead vocals (19651972, 1989, 1996)



* Grace Slick - lead vocals, piano, organ, recorder, keyboard (19661972, 1989)

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* [[Music/{{Starship}} Grace Slick Slick]] - lead vocals, piano, organ, recorder, keyboard (19661972, 1989)
4th Jan '15 4:29:16 AM bluesno1fann
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[[caption-width-right:300:The classic line-up of Jefferson Airplane. Clockwise from bottom-left: Jorma Kaukonen, Spencer Dryden, Jack Casady, Marty Balin, Paul Kantner and Grace Slick.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:The classic line-up of Jefferson Airplane. Clockwise from bottom-left: Jorma Kaukonen, Spencer Dryden, Jack Casady, [[Music/JeffersonStarship Marty Balin, Balin]], [[Music/JeffersonStarship Paul Kantner Kantner]] and [[Music/{{Starship}} Grace Slick.Slick]].]]
4th Jan '15 1:04:13 AM bluesno1fann
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'''Jefferson Airplane''' was a American PsychedelicRock and FolkRock band with a sound comparable to Music/TheByrds and the Lovin' Spoonful. According to Jorma Kaukonen, the name came from a friend, Steve Talbot, who jokingly nicknamed him "Blind Thomas Jefferson Airplane" as a parody of the sort of nicknames {{Blues}} singers usually adopted (and possibly had Blind Lemon Jefferson in mind), and when nobody else could think of a band name, Kaukonen remembered Talbot's joke and shortened it appropriately. This didn't stop rumours that the original name referred to an impromptu method of holding a too-short marijuana joint. When they first formed in 1965, Jefferson Airplane consisted of Marty Balin and Signe Anderson on lead vocals, Jorma Kaukonen and Paul Kantner on guitar, Bob Harvey on bass and Jerry Peloquin on drums. Harvey and Peloquin didn't last long, and were quickly replaced by Jack Casady and Alexander "Skip" Spence on bass and drums respectively. Airplane would release one album (''Music/JeffersonAirplaneTakesOff'', 1966) with that line-up before Spence moved on to form Moby Grape (and subsequently suffered from mental illness, dying in 1999), and Anderson left to raise a family.

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'''Jefferson Airplane''' was a an American PsychedelicRock and FolkRock band with a sound comparable to Music/TheByrds and the Lovin' Spoonful. According to Jorma Kaukonen, the name came from a friend, Steve Talbot, who jokingly nicknamed him "Blind Thomas Jefferson Airplane" as a parody of the sort of nicknames {{Blues}} singers usually adopted (and possibly had Blind Lemon Jefferson in mind), and when nobody else could think of a band name, Kaukonen remembered Talbot's joke and shortened it appropriately. This didn't stop rumours that the original name referred to an impromptu method of holding a too-short marijuana joint.

When they first formed in 1965, Jefferson Airplane consisted of Marty Balin and Signe Anderson on lead vocals, Jorma Kaukonen and Paul Kantner on guitar, Bob Harvey on bass and Jerry Peloquin on drums. Harvey and Peloquin didn't last long, and were quickly replaced by Jack Casady and Alexander "Skip" Spence on bass and drums respectively. Airplane would release one album (''Music/JeffersonAirplaneTakesOff'', 1966) with that line-up before Spence moved on to form Moby Grape (and subsequently suffered from mental illness, dying in 1999), and Anderson left to raise a family.



3rd Jan '15 11:32:22 PM bluesno1fann
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* TheRainman: Marty Balin, one of the founding members, has a mild form of autism, but still led the group through its first two incarnations prior to taking a solo career in the early 1980s.

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* TheRainman: Marty Balin, one of the founding members, has a mild form of autism, but still led the group through its first two incarnations (or co-led) both this band and Music/JeffersonStarship prior to taking a solo career in the early 1980s.
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