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Jefferson Airplane:Essential Reading

Postby redrabid on Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:42 pm

Essential reading for every Jefferson Airplane fan:
Ralph J. Gleason, Jefferson Airplane and the San Francisco Sound.
Jeff Tamarkin, Got a Revolution. The turbulent flight of Jefferson Airplane.
Also his linernotes for all rereleased JA albums including the booklet for Jefferson Airplane Loves You.
Craig Fenton, Take Me To A Circustent. The Jefferson Airplane Flight Manual.
Grace Slick, Somebody To Love? (not very informative but very entertaining).

I have never read Barbara Rowes biography of Grace Slick, so I don't know if it is any good.
What ever happened to Marty Balin's book that was announced several years ago?
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Re: Jefferson Airplane:Essential Reading

Postby Steve on Sun Oct 04, 2009 6:32 pm

I have not yet read it, but John Barbata has a book out including his years as drummer for CSN&Y, JA and JS.
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Re: Jefferson Airplane:Essential Reading

Postby plasticfantastic on Sun Oct 04, 2009 6:49 pm

Wow! John Barbata's book must be great. I'll look for that.

Another book I'd add to the list is The Haight-Ashbury: A History, by Charles Perry.

I've read both this and the Jeff Tamarkin book, and both are really fantastic.
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Re: Jefferson Airplane:Essential Reading

Postby EmbryonicRabbit68 on Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:47 am

Im getting all of those as soon as i have money and can find a good bookstore!!!
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Re: Jefferson Airplane:Essential Reading

Postby Matt Wilson on Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:50 pm

I've read every book named thus far on this page and they're all worth your time. Another one you guys might like is Darby Slick's Don't You Want Somebody to Love, his account of the Great Society Days with Grace Slick.

http://www.amazon.com/Dont-You-Want-Som ... 127&sr=1-1

Oops, correction: I haven't read Barbata's book.
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Re: Jefferson Airplane:Essential Reading

Postby Matt Wilson on Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:16 pm

redrabid wrote:What ever happened to Marty Balin's book that was announced several years ago?


I'd never heard of it until I read this thread.
Apparently, it was published in 2002. Good luck finding it on the internet though.

http://www.amazon.com/Full-Flight-Tale- ... 741&sr=1-1
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