- Jefferson Airplane was an American psychedelic rock band from San Francisco, California. Formed in 1965, the group originally featured vocalist and rhythm guitarist Marty Balin , vocalist Signe Toly Anderson , lead guitarist and vocalist Jorma Kaukonen , rhythm guitarist and vocalist Paul Kantner , bassist Bob Harvey and drummer Jerry Peloquin.
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The October 1966 to February 1970 lineup of Jefferson Airplane, consisting of Marty Balin (vocals), Paul Kantner (guitar, vocals), Grace Slick (vocals), Jorma Kaukonen (lead guitar, vocals), Jack Casady (bass), and Spencer Dryden (drums), was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. Marty Balin left the band in 1971.
Founding members also included Signe Toly Anderson and Skip Spence. Later lineups of Jefferson Airplane included Joey Covington on Drums, and Papa John Creach on violins. Around 1973 they disbanded, forming a generation of new bands including Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna, and more. In 1989 a short reunion occurred, 1996 the band was inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, and in 2016, the band earned a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Jefferson Airplane was an important standard-bearer for the counterculture in the 1960s, but in its later incarnations it had hits with more mainstream material in the 1970s and ’80s. The original members were Marty Balin (original name Martyn Jerel Buchwald; b. January 30, 1942, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.—d.
Jefferson Airplane was an American psychedelic rock band from San Francisco, California. Formed in 1965, the group originally featured vocalist and rhythm guitarist Marty Balin, vocalist Signe Toly Anderson, lead guitarist and vocalist Jorma Kaukonen, rhythm guitarist and vocalist Paul Kantner, bassist Bob Harvey and drummer Jerry Peloquin. The band's 1966 to 1970 lineup of Balin, Kaukonen, Kantner, vocalist and keyboardist Grace Slick, bassist Jack Casady and drummer Spencer Dryden were inducteNameYears activeInstrumentsRelease contributions1965–1972 1989 1996lead guitar vocals1965–1972 1989 1996 (died 2016)rhythm guitar vocals1965–1971 1989 1996 (died 2018)vocals rhythm guitar occasional bassall Jefferson Airplane releases, except Bark (1971), Long John Silver (1972) and Thirty Seconds Over Winterland (1973)1965–1966 (died 2016)vocals percussionJefferson Airplane Takes Off (1966) Early Flight (1974)
After 1972's Long John Silver, the Airplane split, with Slick and guitarist Paul Kantner forming Jefferson Starship, and guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady playing together in Hot Tuna. The original lineup of Starship wound up reuniting for an album and tour in 1989.
Jefferson Starship is an American rock band from San Francisco, California that evolved out of the group Jefferson Airplane following the departure of bassist Jack Casady and guitarist Jorma Kaukonen. Between 1974 and 1984, they released eight gold or platinum selling studio albums, and had nine top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The band went through several major changes in personnel and genres through the years while retaining the same Jefferson Starship name. The band name was re
In 1970, while Jefferson Airplane was on break from touring, singer-guitarist Paul Kantner recorded Blows Against the Empire. This was a concept album featuring an ad hoc group of musicians credited on the LP as Paul Kantner and "Jefferson Starship", marking the first use of that
In 1974, after touring as "Jefferson Starship," Kantner, Slick, Freiberg, Chaquico, Pete Sears, Papa John Creach, and John Barbata recorded the album Dragon Fly. Jorma Kaukonen's brother Peter had played bass during the group's spring tour in 1974, but was replaced by Pete Sears
In October 1978, Marty Balin left the group, leaving the band without a lead singer. Mickey Thomas was invited to audition and then joined the group in April 1979. Barbata had been seriously injured in a car accident in October 1978 and in January 1979 was replaced by Aynsley Dun
Current members 1. David Freiberg – vocals, acoustic guitar 2. Donny Baldwin – drums, percussion, backing vocals 3. Chris Smith – keyboards, bass 4. Cathy Richardson – vocals, rhythm guitar 5. Jude Gold – lead guitar
Jefferson Airplane is the eighth and final studio album by San Francisco rock band Jefferson Airplane, released on Epic Records in 1989. Marty Balin, Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady all returned for the album and supporting tour, though Spencer Dryden did not participate.
Sep 04, 2019 · Around this time, Slick and Kantner formed the group Jefferson Starship, which featured some of members of the Jefferson Airplane. The new entity enjoyed some success with 1975's Red Octopus ...
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Bark is the sixth studio album by American rock band Jefferson Airplane. Released in 1971 as Grunt FTR-1001, the album is one of the Airplane's late-period works, notable for the group's first personnel changes since 1966. The album was the first without band founder Marty Balin and the first with violinist Papa John Creach. Drummer Spencer Dryden had been replaced by Joey Covington in early 1970 after a lengthy transitional period in which both musicians had performed with the band. Bark was th
Recording sessions for the album began in 1970 following the commercial failure of Grace Slick's "Mexico", a single that railed against the Nixon administration's anti-marijuana Operation Intercept initiative. Planned tracks included live versions of "Mexico" and its B-side, Balin's "You Wear Your Dresses Too Short" and "Emergency", Peter Kaukonen's "Up or Down", and Covington's "Whatever The Old Man Does " and "The Man ", a 1950s rhythm and blues pastiche inspired by the contemporaneous murder
The band played several dates in August in support of the new album but no tour was planned. Only one date was played after the album's release in September. As the album climbed the Billboard charts, the band had already moved on to separate albums for Grunt Records: Kantner and Slick recorded Sunfighter, their first joint album; Creach worked on his eponymous debut album; and Kaukonen, Casady and Creach finished the first Hot Tuna studio album, Burgers. With the exception of a couple of dates
The original vinyl LP release featured an outer paper bag with the "JA" logo as though it were bought in a grocery store. The "JA" logo is an homage to the A&P supermarket chain. The bag was wrapped around the record, which was also inside paper. Inside the bag itself was a cardboard cover for storing the record, that featured a fish with human false teeth wrapped in paper and tied with string. Also inside the bag was a lyrics sheet insert, colored as pink "butcher paper". The paper bag became t
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Jefferson Airplane - Sombody to love with a clip made with extracts of fear and loathing in Las Vegas.
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