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During the transitional period of the early , Paul Kantner (a founding member of Jefferson Airplane) recorded Blows Against the Empire, a concept album featuring an ad hoc group of musicians that he dubbed “Jefferson Starship”, marking the first use of that name. This edition of Jefferson Starship (such as it was) included members of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (David Crosby and Graham Nash) and members of Grateful Dead (Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart), as well as some of the remaining members of Jefferson Airplane (Grace Slick, Marty Balin, Joey Covington, and Jack Casady).

By 1973, after the breakup of Jefferson Airplane, with Kaukonen and Casady now devoting their full attention to Hot Tuna, several of the musicians who worked on Kantner, Slick, and Freiberg’s album “Baron von Tollbooth & the Chrome Nun” formed the core of a new lineup that was formally reborn as “Jefferson Starship” in 1974. Kantner, Slick, and Freiberg were charter members. The line-up also included late-Airplane holdovers drummer John Barbata, Marty Balin,and fiddler Papa John Creach (who also played with Hot Tuna), along with Pete Sears (who, like Freiberg, played bass and keyboards) and twenty-year-old guitarist Craig Chaquico.

Eventually, Slick’s alcoholism became a problem, which led to two nights of disastrous concerts in Germany in 1978. The first night, fans ransacked the stage when Slick failed to appear. The following night, Slick, in a drunken stupor, shocked the audience by using profanity and sexual references throughout most of her songs.


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  • oldiesfanjohn

    "Ooh, spread your wing / You've been too long in the cage / Feeling the range of abuses / Oh, I'm sorry, yeah / ......" You said er ... sang a mouthful there, Grace.

    14 Aug 2014 Reply
  • menswear2112

    'Marconi plays the mamba, listen to the radio. Don't you remember?!?'

    24 Mar 2014 Reply
  • JustAKayee

    @dontsagemebro lol

    2 Mar 2014 Reply
  • nicorebel

    woo hoo - I am seeing them tonight at the Borderline

    21 Jan 2014 Reply
  • saanderstje

    Checked this site because of Supernatural episode [13] and because of Dean's words :D

    6 Aug 2013 Reply
  • ladyinblack20

    Here's a facebook group dedicated to psychedelic music. Feel free to join

    3 May 2013 Reply
  • crownanchor

    saluting the pandas:)

    7 Feb 2013 Reply
  • jamesusillxd

    Gerry Garcia, Paul Kantner, Grace Slick AND David Crosby & Graham Nash... HOW have I never heard of this before!

    17 Dec 2012 Reply
  • right33

    Diana Mangano is definitely my personal favorite vocalist to come from this band

    25 Sep 2012 Reply
  • dontsagemebro

    shut up you plebs

    22 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Rhen1um

    Checked this site because of GTA IV: Episodes From Liberty City

    24 Jul 2012 Reply
  • CallMeSushi

    Checked this site because of Supernatural episode [12] "cause they're horrible and hard to kill" :)

    3 Jun 2012 Reply
  • ganebny

    checked this site because of Crank and Supernatural

    21 May 2012 Reply
  • Risaly

    Checked this site because of Supernatural episode [11]

    19 May 2012 Reply
  • Zifthis

    Checked this site because of Supernatural episode [10] totally :D

    12 May 2012 Reply
  • ms_creep

    Checked this site because of Supernatural episode [9]

    8 May 2012 Reply
  • PeggySue95

    Checked this site because of Supernatural episode [8]

    10 Mar 2012 Reply
  • iconan

    A warm sound of the soul which we have heard too many times, but it's still a pleasure that is renewed at every listening. -.-.-.-. om hari om .....

    25 Feb 2012 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    @DJGabster They had much much much better songs than those two......Especially in the 70's like Miracles and Find Your Back for instance...

    9 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Cokefloyd

    - escucharI Save Your Love me hace sentir que deberás ya tengo mis años!!!!

    29 Sep 2011 Reply
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