In a note posted earlier this week on the band’s official Facebook page, Kantner writes, “I am feeling quite good and semi-normal, all things considered.”
Jefferson Airplane co-founder Paul Kantner is recovering after suffering a suspected heart attack. The rocker, who turned 71 earlier this month (Mar15), has been hospitalized after taking “a bad turn”, according to a post on the band’s Facebook.com page. Read more…
Jorma Kaukonen was halfway through a 45-minute phone interview last week when the subject of a Jefferson Airplane reunion finally came up.
The former lead guitarist of the band that not only helped define the psychedelic ’60s but also its brand of freewheeling rock is, at the age of 74, still a busy man. Read More…
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Bill Thompson, longtime manager of the Jefferson Airplane, the Jefferson Starship and Hot Tuna, died of a heart attack on Monday at his home in Mill Valley, friends said. He was 70.
In 1968, following the phenomenal success of the Jefferson Airplane’s second album, “Surrealistic Pillow,” Mr. Thompson replaced rock concert promoter Bill Graham as manager of the band, fronted by Grace Slick, Paul Kantner and Marty Balin, all major talents with big personalities.
Jefferson Starship Plans to Honor Predecessors In Jefferson Airplane During 2015 Shows
by Nick DeRiso December 26, 2014 4:48 PM
Jefferson Starship is planning to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their legendary predecessors in Jefferson Airplane during tour stops in 2015. Paul Kantner and David Freiberg, stalwarts of the current lineup, have served as members for both bands.
45 Years Ago: Jefferson Airplane Call for a Revolution on ‘Volunteers’
by Michael Gallucci November 15, 2014 1:31 PM
Jefferson Airplane‘s breakthrough second album ‘Surrealistic Pillow’ was all about peace and love in 1967. Two years, and two albums, later, the San Francisco band was talking about a revolution on its post-Woodstock classic ‘Volunteers.’
Jack Casady, the iconic 1960s bassist, is a fairly shy guy. He has been the quiet partner in crime for five decades with the more effervescent Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna lead guitarist Jorma Kaukonen. Kaukonen with wife Vanessa in 1998 founded the Fur Peace Ranch as a serious alternative to what’s known as “rock fantasy camps.”