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Jefferson Airplane / Starship

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Jefferson Airplane / Starship

The flying house on the cover of "After Bathing At Baxter's" was typical of Jefferson Airplane's penchant for the psychedelic.

Began:

1965

Ended:

1972

Original Jefferson Airplane Members:

Marty Balin - vocals
Signe Toly Anderson - vocals (later replaced by Grace Slick)
Paul Kantner - vocals, rhythm guitar
Jorma Kaukonen - lead guitar
Jerry Peloquin - drums (later replaced by Skip Spence, then Spencer Dryden)
Bob Harvey - acoustic bass (later replaced by Jack Casady)

Significant Jefferson Airplane Facts:

  • Seven of their ten albums reached the Top 20 on U.S. album charts
  • Pioneers of the Psychedelic Rock genre
  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996

Jefferson Airplane Career History:

Their first album was released in 1966 but the group didn't gain national notoriety until they played the Monterey International Pop Festival in 1967. They made the cover of Life magazine in 1968 and played Woodstock in 1969. After disbanding in early 70s, the group was reconstituted as Jefferson Starship, with Jerry Garcia and David Crosby among its members. In the mid-80s, the group was renamed Starship after the departure of the last original member, Paul Kantner.

Essential Jefferson Airplane CD:

After Bathing At Baxter's
From its title, to its cover, which depicted a house as a whimsical flying machine, to quirky song titles like "The Ballad of you & me and little Pooneil" and "A Small Package of Value will come to you, shortly", this album defined the Psychedelic Rock genre.
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