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Jefferson Airplane

About

Jefferson Airplane was an American rock band based in San Francisco, California, that became one of the pioneering bands of psychedelic rock. Formed in 1965, the group defined the San Francisco Sound and was the first from the Bay Area to achieve international commercial success. They were headliners at the Monterey Pop Festival (1967), Woodstock (1969), Altamont Free Concert (1969), and the first Isle of Wight Festival (1968) in England. Their 1967 break-out album Surrealistic Pillow was one of the most significant recordings of the Summer of Love. Two songs from that album, "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit", are among Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time".The October 1966 to February 1970 lineup of Jefferson Airplane, consisting of Marty Balin (vocals), Paul Kantner (guitar, vocals), Grace Slick (vocals), Jorma Kaukonen (lead guitar, vocals), Jack Casady (bass), and Spencer Dryden (drums), was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. Marty Balin left the band in 1971. After 1972, Jefferson Airplane effectively split into two groups. Kaukonen and Casady moved on full-time to their own band, Hot Tuna. Slick, Kantner, and the remaining members of Jefferson Airplane recruited new members and regrouped as Jefferson Starship in 1974, with Marty Balin eventually joining them. Jefferson Airplane was presented with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.

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May 3, 2022

Influential folk singer-songwriter Judy Henske dies, aged 85

Her best-known single 'High Flying Bird' was covered by Jefferson Airplane, and inspired the name of Noel Gallagher's post-Oasis project The post Influential folk singer-songwriter Judy Henske dies, aged 85 appeared first on NME.

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November 10, 2021

Rick Jarrard, Producer for Jose Feliciano, Jefferson Airplane and More, Had Died

Rick Jarrard, the Grammy Award-nominated producer who crafted hits for Jose Feliciano, Jefferson Airplane and Harry Nilsson, and counted Elvis Presley among his circle of friends, died Oct. 13 from undisclosed causes.

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September 29, 2021

‘White Rabbit’ Enters ‘The Matrix’: From Vague Pitch to ‘Stunning’ Result and ‘Significant’ Payday

Few synchs of Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit" have been as literal as the trailer for Matrix Resurrections,  whose plot matches Slick's opening lyric: "One pill makes you larger/and one pill makes you small."

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September 11, 2021

Jefferson Airplane member reacts to use of their song in new ‘Matrix’ trailer

‘White Rabbit’ soundtracked the viral trailer for ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ The post Jefferson Airplane member reacts to use of their song in new ‘Matrix’ trailer appeared first on NME.

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September 10, 2021

Jefferson Airplane Member Reacts to ‘The Matrix”s Perfectly On-the-Nose ‘White Rabbit’ Use

"We started in the Matrix," guitarist Jorma Kaukonen says. "Glad to be there again!"

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September 9, 2021

Jefferson Airplane’s ‘White Rabbit’ Is in ‘The Matrix’ Trailer — and Fans Are Going Crazy Over It

Jefferson Airplane fans have gone down a rabbit hole while watching the trailer for the fourth installment of 'The Matrix' featuring one of the rock band's classics.

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Discs

White Rabbit EP

December 22, 2021

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Woodstock Sunday August 17, 1969 (Live)

March 22, 2019

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Return To The Matrix

January 28, 2011

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Live At The Fillmore Auditorium 11/25/66 & 11/27/66 - We Have Ignition

January 28, 2011

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Live At The Fillmore Auditorium 10/16/66 (Early & Late Shows - Grace's Debut)

January 28, 2011

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Live At The Fillmore Auditorium 10/15/66 (Late Show - Signe's Farewell)

January 28, 2011

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Sweeping Up the Spotlight - Jefferson Airplane Live at the Fillmore East 1969

May 4, 2007

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Volunteers

June 18, 2004

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Jefferson Airplane

November 29, 1989

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Thirty Seconds Over Winterland (Expanded Edition)

April 1, 1973

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Long John Silver

July 20, 1972

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Bark (Bonus Tracks)

September 1, 1971

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Jefferson Airplane: The Woodstock Experience

January 1, 1969

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Bless Its Pointed Little Head

January 1, 1969

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Live At The Fillmore East

January 1, 1968

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Crown Of Creation

January 1, 1968

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Surrealistic Pillow

January 1, 1967

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After Bathing At Baxters

January 1, 1967

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Jefferson Airplane Takes Off

August 15, 1966

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