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Now they have reached the status of classical music of that era. Text "White Rabbit" combines the tale of Alice in Wonderland with LSD hallucinations. Reputation "Jefferson airplane" was increased by a strong performance at the legendary pop festival in Monterey in 1967. This national success continued with the release of disks "After Bathing At Baxters" and "Crown of Creation".
Along with "Grateful dead", "Jefferson Airplane" is regarded as the most successful group of the late `60s in San Francisco. Banda was founded in August 1965 Marty Balin (Martin Jerel Bachvold, p January 30, 1942, Cincinnati, USA. Vocals, guitar) . Other members of the original line-up were Paul Kantner (born March 17, 1941, San Francisco, USA. Guitar, vocals) and Jorma Kaukonen (. P December 23, 1940, Washington, USA ; guitar, vocals). Bob Harvey and Jerry Pelokvin gave way to Alexander Skip Spence (b. April 18, 1946, Toronto, Canada) and Anderson Signy (Signy Tolley Anderson, b. September 15, 1941, Seattle, USA) . They in turn were replaced by Spencer Dryden (born April 7, 1938, New York, USA. Drums) and Jack Kesedi (born April 13, 1944, Washington, USA.) . The band performed a mixture of folk and rock, later named West Coast rock. Kantner, already well-known personality in the local folk circles and Balin, a former member of the "Town Criers" and co-owner of the club "Matrix", soon became very popular locally, playing at concerts organized by promoter Bill Graham. Eventually they became regulars at clubs "Fillmore Auditorium" and "Carousel Ballroom", located near their communal home in the Haight Ashbury. Shortly after the release of their debut disc "Jefferson airplane takes off", who had moderate success of the team dumped Anderson replaced in October 1966, Grace Slick (Grace Barnett Wing ,R. October 30, 1939, Evanston, USA ; vocals). Slick was already known with her former band "Great society" and donated to " Airplane " two songs from her repertoire - "White Rabbit" and "Somebody To Love". Both of these tracks were included in the second album, "Surrealistic Pillow", and both hit the US Top 10. Now they have reached the status of classical music of that era. Text "White Rabbit" combines the tale of Alice in Wonderland with LSD hallucinations. Reputation "Jefferson airplane" was increased by a strong performance at the legendary pop festival in Monterey in 1967. This national success continued with the release of disks "After Bathing At Baxters" and "Crown of Creation". The last of them felt different authorship of songs and different musical approach. Beylinskaya "If You Feel", kaukonenskaya "Ice Cream Phoenix" and slikovskaya tragicomic "Lather" were dissimilar compositions.The CD also contained the song another group David Crosby "Triad", which does not hit the "Byrds" album. The team maintained a busy schedule and in 1969 released a live album, well done "Bless Its Pointed Little Head". In the same year, "Jefferson airplane" appeared at the famous festival at Woodstock. Later the group was present at the infamous Altamont Festival, where the scum of the " Hell`s Angels " killed one spectator and attacked Balin.
Slick and Kantner now become lovers and their hippie ideals and political views were reflected in the "Volunteers". The album is excellent, but it was significantly reduced role Balin in the group. In addition, the team knocked Dryden, as a side project and Kaukonen Kesedi "Hot tuna" robbed them more time. In 1970, the group joined the old violinist Papa John Creech (b. May 28, 1917, Beaver Falls, in. February 22 1994) , in time, however, play in the "Hot tuna".Kantner released a concept album "Blows Against The Empire" under the guise of "Paul Kantner And The Jefferson Starship". " The Starship " was composed of various members of the " Airplane " a plus Jerry Garcia, David Crosby, Graham Nash, and others. This majestic album was nominated for "Hugo Award". Slick, meanwhile, gave birth to a daughter, Chyna ,whose portrait graced the cover of the album Slick and Kantner "Sunfighter". After the release of the collection "The Worst Of Jefferson Airplane" Balin and care, the band released a strange packed "Bark". Sold in a brown paper bag, the album offered some interesting points, especially a song Slick "Never Argue With A German",performance on " nemetskopodobnom language ", as well as the composition of the new drummer Joey Covington " Thunk " sounded in the spirit of a cappella 50s. This disc is also the first release of "Jefferson airplane" on their own label "Grunt". For unsuccessful album "Long John Silver" was followed by an explosive live album " 30 Seconds Over Winterland".It was the last album the group under the guise of "Jefferson airplane", although later there was an interesting compilation consisting of early singles and studio outtakes, called "Early flight".
Kesedi Kaukonen and stuck in the "Hot tuna", and Slick and Kantner released further albums "solo". The band`s name gradually evolved into "Jefferson Starship", but that`s another story. Kantner, Balin and Kesedi briefly reunited in "KBC band" in 1986. The name "Jefferson Airplane" was revived in 1989 when Slick, Kaukonen, Kesedi, Balin and Kantner released a self-titled album. In the early 90x Kantner reformed "Hot tuna" in "Jefferson Starship", but Slick decided to engage with the music business.