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My First Post

Postby bill-thompson on Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:06 pm

Hi All - at dinner someone suggested I write a blog to share some of these stories rattling around in my head. So here I go!

Memories From An Airplane (Nov 15, 2007)

The year was 1968 & Jefferson Airplane & The Doors were
co-headlining in Amsterdam at "The Concert House. "
The bands were doing two shows that night: Jefferson
Airplane would open the first show and the Doors would
close. We would change the house and then The Doors
would open the second set & then the Airplane would
close. Someone had given Jim Morrison a ball of Hash
the size of a softball so he swallowed the entire ball.
The Airplane was playing a song called "Plastic Fantastic
Lover", an upbeat song. Morrison jumped onto the stage
and started dancing. Jorma increased the beat of the song
and Morrison danced faster and faster. After the song was over
Jim went backstage and he was taken to a hospital where he
had his stomach pumped. The 3 remaining doors played the
two sets.
Sept 15, 1968
Bill Thompson
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Postby Indian Summer on Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:46 am

Hi Bill,

Welcome on board.. :)
I'm just reading the Jeff Tamarkin book 'Got A Revolution' in which you are mentioned alot.
You have tons of information about that certain period, JA and in general.

Nice to read your adventures.
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Postby Dormouse on Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:13 pm

I too am looking forward to hearing your stories!!

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Postby greekairplane on Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:15 pm

yeah we want more stories
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Postby graceslick on Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:50 am

EXCELLENT!!! Welcome aboard, Bill! We're all eagerly waiting for ALL of your many stories, ok? All of 'em. (and particularly about the wonderful Grace) :D
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Postby DonRico1967 on Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:41 pm

Thank you, Bill.

As you are one of the "elder statesmen" who kept a low-profile yet was unfathomably integral to keeping the band we all know and love, JEFFERSON AIRPLANE, soaring higher and higher, I know that I am not alone in expressing unlimited gratitude for your first-hand stories, as well as everything else that you have done.

We are all ears, sir!!!

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Postby Rainman on Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:38 pm

Howdy. =)
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European Tour and the Doors

Postby FirstBassman on Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:00 pm

Hi Bill.

I was lamenting with Jorma one day about how unfortunate it was that there is very little live footage of the Airplane (especially pre August 1969).
Jorma said that there was a film crew following the band around during the ’68 European tour but that the entire film (and its crew) disappeared.
Does that coincide with your memory too? Any ideas what happened to that film?

Thanks, - Mark
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Postby psychhead on Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:45 am

Hello and thank you very much for the priceless information you're giving us JA fans here!! :) :)

Robert 8)
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Postby psychhead on Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:16 pm

:D 8) I agree, thank the DorL!! :) :) :mrgreen: 8) :wink:
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Postby psychhead on Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:43 pm

YOU ARE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO UNPSYCHEDELIC DUDE!!!! :)....you can't even read backwards :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby psychhead on Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:56 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: It's NOT a question of ONLY turning it around........the rest makes a diff....oh why do I even bother!! :) :) 8) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby psychhead on Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:37 pm

:lol: :wink: I didn't get any PMs from either Roman or Billy or anyone else on this matter.....I have no words DUDE!! :) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: My First Post

Postby psychhead on Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:47 pm

Go back to school dude...Billy is an extension of Bill = William.......DUDE!! :) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby psychhead on Sat Mar 08, 2008 2:15 pm

Roby with ONE "b" thanx..... :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Oh FYFI, Mony my girklfriend here dosen't seem to think so..................DUDE!! :) :wink: :wink: :mrgreen: 8) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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