Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Jefferson Airplane - Somebody to love - White rabbit (live at Woodstock)



Jefferson Airplane biography!

Jefferson Airplane's debut show was on August 13, 1965 at the Matrix nightclub in San Francisco. The first performance featured Marty Balin on vocals, Paul Kantner on vocals/rhythm guitar, and Jorma Kaukonen on lead guitar. Signe Anderson, (who sang on Jefferson Airplane's first recording "Jefferson Airplane Takes Off') also performed. The bass player, Jack Casady and drummer Skip Spence, (who was later one of the original members of Moby Grape) joined the band two months later. Spencer Dryden became the drummer in June of 1966 and Grace Slick joined as vocalist in October of 1966. The band performed the first concert for Bill Graham at the legendary Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco in February of 1966.

Jefferson Airplane performed at the Berkeley Folk Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock, and Altamont. They had hit singles White Rabbit and Somebody to Love, from the album "Surrealistic Pillow". They were on the cover of Life Magazine in 1968. The band co- headlined with the Doors in Europe in the summer of 1968. Many legendary bands opened for the Airplane: Grateful Dead, Santana, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Who, Janis Joplin, Steve Miller, and many others.

The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

29 comments:

  1. god, i love live concerts...
    especially when theres playing sweet classic band!

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  2. man i would of loved to of been front row for that.

    Nice blog by the way man, followed.

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  3. Great choice on Jefferson Airplane, classic rock all the way, down with the Lady Gaga, Beiber, Jonas Brothers, and Hannah Montana, we need more real music with some real heart and rock.

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  4. Didn´t know it. Classic rock

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  5. didn't know them either.. and I guess I missed out sth. like your blog, followed!

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  6. didn't know them but i like them!

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  7. Love Jefferson Airplane! If i was a drug user id love them even more!

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  8. i love jefferson i always listen to it

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  9. That is a really disjointed live performance. but then, I've never been a Jefferson Airplane fan, so mayhap I am biased. Much preferred their work when they spun off into Jefferson Starship/Starship =\

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  10. Good stuff. They are always nice to chill out to.

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  11. Nice write up, classic rock all the way.

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  12. i always think of fear and loathing in las vegas when i hear it

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  13. Never heard of these guys before, will check out more of their music. Thanks.

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  14. Wish I was part of the woodstock era.

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  15. I throw my hands up in the air sometime

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  16. Nice bro...im following you btw

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  17. i wish the seeds and the doors wouldve played at woodstock

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  18. White Rabbit is one of the best song of the 60s

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  19. Awesome classic. Freaking love it!

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  20. love Woodstock and great song

    keep posting

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  21. I like Jim Carrey's version instead :P

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