Passing of Joey Covington

June 6, 2013. We were very sad of the passing of Joey Covington, drummer for Jefferson Airplane this past Tuesday. He was an early collaborator with Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, helping found Hot Tuna before taking on the full time gig as JA’s drummer in 1970. He was a lifelong musician, playing one of many free gigs in his community of Palm Springs as recently as June 1 this year.

Here are links to a couple of the news stories from around the country regarding Joey’s passing

http://www.kesq.com/

http://www.billboard.com/

We here at JeffersonAirplane.com mourn his loss to the music world, and we invite you to celebrate his life with your memories and tributes on our Forum.

 

Memorial Concert Links:
- Joey Covington Tribute Concert (YouTube)
- Examiner.com