Hi fellow Airplaners:
I wanted to have the pleasure of introducing myself and a bunch of information about the new J.A. book that will be coming out hopefully 30 days or so.
I have ahd the pleasure of archiving J.A. material for 30 years. If you have ever been curious about an obscure song title or jam, it is in the book! So are 33 real interviews and not quotes. A look at 121 live shows, the first and last time a song was performed live, we go into the vaults to explore 60 unreleased demos including the forgetten one with Bob Harvey in 65 for Columbia (YES Columbia), studio rehearsals, alternates, etc.
There are 266 question and answers about the Airplane & Family. These are not the same things you have read over and over.
The book is Take Me To A Circus Tent (The J.A. Flight Manual). The focus is the music and plenty of it. 544 pages, 88 photos including possibly the rarest J.A. photo from 1965. The website is http://www.takemetoacircustent.net
I pasted eveything below.
Thank you so much for your time and thank you for the email repsonse at the website. It is amazing to check the mail and see everywhere but Antartica represented. I am working on that!
All the best,
"Craig Fenton knows so much about the Jefferson Airplane & Family, I was asking him questions."
(Marty Balin- July 2006)
TAKE ME TO A CIRCUS TENT
(The Jefferson Airplane Flight Manual)
Includes many exclusive photos by Herb Greene (His picture was used for the Surrealistic Pillow album) & Don Aters (Chet Helms best friend and a photographer for almost 40 years) never seen in print form before.
Photos as far back as 1963 and even including two versions of the Great Society. Finally a bunch of Signe Anderson pictures to give her a much needed thanks! Maybe the rarest J.A. photo ever from 1965 as well!!
Which Jefferson Airplane member blew up a $100,000 mixing board and why?
Which Jefferson Airplane member was asked to be part of Steve Millerâ€™s band in 1970?
Which two non Jefferson Airplane drummers are uncredited for their appearance on the studio version of Feel So Good?
Which Hot Tuna member was asked to be an original member of ZZ Top?
Which song performed by Grace Slick and the Great Society did The Jefferson Airplane decide not to record?
Which one time Jefferson Airplane member was asked about coming back to the band circa 1967-1968?
Which Hot Tuna member almost became part of Fleetwood Mac in the mid-seventies?
Which Jefferson Starship member came up with the joke â€œOnly the best tuna gets to be Starship?â€
"Craig Fenton knows so much about the J.A. and Family, I was asking him the questions."
Marty Balin July 2006.
"Take Me To A Circus Tent" is here. With many 5 star reviews already!! 93 photos 543 pages!
Thanks for flying with the J.A.