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Signe Anderson, Jefferson Airplane Singer, Dead at 74

January 31, 2016

Signe Anderson, Jefferson Airplane's original female vocalist who sang on the band's 1966 debut LP Jefferson Airplane Takes Off, passed away January 28th. Anderson was 74. No cause of death was provided, but Psychedelic Sight reports that Anderson...


Marty Balin on Paul Kantner: 'He and I Opened New Words'

January 29, 2016

Marty Balin, former vocalist of psychedelic rock pioneers Jefferson Airplane, has issued a funny, poignant statement about band mate Paul Kantner, who died Thursday at age 74. "So many memories rushing through my mind now. So many moments that he and...


Jefferson Airplane Plan Psychedelic Merchandising Campaign

June 9, 2014

Jefferson Airplane were at the forefront of Sixties psych-rock – helping define the movement not only with mind-altering music, but trippy album covers and offbeat fashion. According to The Hollywood Reporter, licensing agency Epic Rights is...


Joey Covington, Jefferson Airplane Drummer, Dead at 67

June 5, 2013

Joey Covington, a drummer who played with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, died yesterday in a car accident in Palm Springs, California. He was 67. According to a local CBS news station, Covington's sedan slammed into a wall on the side of the road,...


Fricke's Picks: Top 2010 Reissues from Under the Radar

December 27, 2010

There are the big-box monsters and major-artist retrospectives, rightly celebrated in our year-end issue. Then there is the scholarship from under the radar and along the margins, those archaeological digs and passion projects that make a wider deeper...


Jefferson Airplane, Inc. Sues Founding Member Paul Kantner

June 26, 2000

Founding member of Jefferson Airplane Paul Kantner is being sued by Jefferson Airplane Inc., the band's corporate name of which Kantner is a shareholder. The suit, filed Thursday in San Francisco, alleges that Kantner has been performing under the band's...


Stones Want to Give Proceeds From Altamont Movie to Charity

September 3, 1970

New York — The Rolling Stones' Altamont movie should be out in September or October, and the musicians will give it all away. Their profits will go to an as-yet-unspecified charity, or will be put back into the hip community through any number of...


The Rolling Stones Disaster At Altamont: Hype In The News

January 21, 1970

If this was a Kingdom of Young People, as one of the songs suggested, it was one that was civil and fun. As spectators shouted repeatedly during the concert, "We're really getting it together." – San Francisco Examiner, December 7th, 1969 The...


Jefferson Airplane Guitarist Paul Kantner Dead at 74

January 28, 2016

Paul Kantner, founding member, guitarist and singer for Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship, died Thursday of multiple organ failure and septic shock. He had suffered a heart attack earlier in the week, according to San Francisco Chronicle. He was...


Grace Slick's Festival Memories: Fearing Orgies and Getting Lit

May 23, 2014

During her tenure in Jefferson Airplane (and later Jefferson Starship and Starship), Grace Slick made history as one of the first women to front a rock & roll band. She also made a different kind of history as one of the few performers to appear at...


'Psylodelic' Museum Unearths Hippie Artifacts From Woodstock Era

April 9, 2013

A Haight-Ashbury Museum of Psychedelic Art and History is in development in San Francisco, but former Jefferson Airplane guitarist Jorma Kaukonen has beaten them to the idea. In June, Kaukonen will officially open the Psylodelic Museum, a collection...


Jefferson Airplane's Spencer Dryden Dies

January 13, 2005

Jefferson Airplane drummer Spencer Dryden died Tuesday at his home in Petaluma, California, after a battle with colon cancer. He was sixty-six. "It feels like Janis [Joplin] said, 'Take another little piece of my heart,'" Jefferson Airplane singer Grace...


Founding Member of Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape Dies

April 19, 1999

Alexander "Skip" Spence, one of the founding members of both Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape -- two of the Bay Area's most influential bands -- died on April 16th from lung cancer.| Spence, who would have turned fifty-three on Sunday, died at Dominican...


The Rolling Stones Disaster At Altamont: Let It Bleed

January 21, 1970

I didn't know his name or anything, but he was standing along side of me. You know, we were both watching Mick Jagger, and a Hell's Angel, the fat one. I don't know his name or anything, he reached over — he didn't like us being so close or something,...


Bob Dylan Gives Press Conference in San Francisco, Part II

January 20, 1968

This is the second half of a press conference Bob Dylan gave when he was in San Francisco in the winter of 1965. It was one of his rare press conferences, one which was televised and is reprinted here in its entirety. The first part of the Bob Dylan conference...