Personalities | Jefferson Airplane | Sixties | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1965–72, 1989, 1996)

When the ‘classic’ line-up of Marty Balin (vocals), Grace Slick (vocals), Paul Kantner (guitar, vocals), Jorma Kaukonen (guitar, vocals) and Skip Spence (drums) found each other, a merger of an oblique form of folk rock with psychedelia ensured acceptance by their native San Francisco’s hippy community. They produced 1967 hit singles in ‘Somebody To Love’ and ‘White Rabbit’, and albums that were still charting when the group evolved into Jefferson Starship to enjoy another golden age in the 1980s.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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