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San Francisco, United States (1965 – 1974, 1989 – 1989)

Jefferson Airplane was a group formed in San Francisco. It was the first of several Bay Area psychedelic groups of the 1960s to become internationally known. The band was founded by singer Marty Balin and guitarist Paul Kantner in 1965. With the addition of Signe Anderson, their male-female singing style showed their folk music roots plus Balin’s love of R&B singing styles. In fact their dual lead vocals were a hallmark of their sound throughout the Airplane’s career, as confirmed (to international acclaim) after Grace Slick replaced Signe Anderson as the female singer. The other members of the band were guitarist Jorma Kaukonen, bassist Jack Casady and drummer Alexander “Skip” Spence.

After the release of their first studio album, Takes Off (only released in the USA), Anderson and Spence left the band. They were replaced by Grace Slick and Spencer Dryden, respectively. Grace Slick brought with her an amazing voice, attitude and two songs from her former band The Great Society. Both songs, “Somebody to Love” and “White Rabbit”, received much airplay and helped make the band’s second album Surrealistic Pillow a big seller, and also to pretty much define San Francisco’s “Summer of Love” zeitgeist, just as the psychedelic era was coming into full bloom.

Surrealistic Pillow is an interesting mixture of largely folk-rock vocals, acoustic guitar and songs that reflected the changes emerging in youth culture as the world was beginning to become aware of the Haight-Ashbury scene.

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  • jessyrocker

    Love it

    15 Apr 11:20am Reply
  • jkgerhat

    FLY JEFFERSON AIRPLANE GETS YOU THERE ON TIME

    6 Apr 1:04am Reply
  • jkgerhat

    DOSE -> [_] <- YOURSELF

    28 Mar 2:32am Reply
  • nobledeath

    Album between '66-'69 were the best. Undisputed.

    24 Mar 11:40am Reply
  • InsaneHorrorist

    Grace Slick was so adorable back in her 20's/30's.

    18 Mar 5:17pm Reply
  • floyddelarge

    Одна из лучших групп в своем стиле, голос потрясающий, тексты безумно интересные, все подкреаляется неплохими риффами и мелодией в целом. Отличные ребята

    3 Feb 1:40am Reply
  • vityapro

    Я блядь эту группу с 13-ти лет слушаю альбомами, а вы выебываетесь😬perfomance on the woodstock"69 was so perfect✨💫💥

    2 Feb 11:31pm Reply
  • YuliaDiadko

    Не знаю, чего всем так нравится. По мне, скучная группа, я даже не смогла все альбомы послушать. Но, стоит отметить, Somebody to Love - отличная песня.

    12 Jan 4:05pm Reply
  • Pollepard

    this band make me so happy

    8 Jan 8:33pm Reply
  • meduse8t

    azaza

    12 Dec 2014 Reply
  • VadiushaKomarov

    Сюрреалистик Пиллоу лучшей альбом на планете Земля, Сержант Пепер даже кажется где-то на вторых ролях. Но это моё личное мнение.

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • YurickNe

    Голос просто потрясный, многим современным исполнителям есть чему поучиться

    20 Oct 2014 Reply
  • kuriol

    Super

    29 Sep 2014 Reply
  • shangoyal

    We can be together!

    28 Sep 2014 Reply
  • diego_mc17

    Love love.

    22 Sep 2014 Reply
  • anaemic_royalty

    Please put this on the default list! http://www.last.fm/music/Jefferson+Airplane/+images/47332359

    29 Aug 2014 Reply
  • roryrjb

    I think underrated, as I have never experienced anyone in my life who have mentioned them. One of the best ever, with some amazingly beautiful songs.

    25 Aug 2014 Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    perezhivem, а еще грейс слик - страшная. тоже имхо

    20 Aug 2014 Reply
  • d1lll1nger

    SP!

    15 Aug 2014 Reply
  • HenryBadaroh

    "1989 – 1989" [3]

    25 Jul 2014 Reply
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