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Jefferson Airplane: After Bathing At Baxter’s

Review and Interview by Michael Lydon, Rolling Stone, November 1967

Jefferson Airplane finally finished their third LP Halloween week after two months of off-and-on recording in Los Angeles. It’s called After Bathing at Baxter’s, has ...

Up The Revolution? F**k The Revolution!

Review and Interview by Tom Hibbert, MOJO, October 1994

PLANEBRANES. THAT'S WHAT obsessive aficionados of Jefferson Airplane and all that venerable group's offshoots – Jefferson Starship, Starship (two different enterprises, confusingly enough), Mickey Thomas's ...

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San Francisco Bay Rock

Guide by Gene Sculatti, Crawdaddy!, 1966

The San Francisco rock scene is a complex one. It is a plentiful jumble of hard rock, folk-rock, blues-rock, bubble-gum, and adult bands that have ...

Jefferson Airplane: The Airplane Takes Off

Profile by Carol Deck, KRLA Beat, September 1966

IN THIS business you meet so many new groups that they all tend to fade into one long line of starving but hopeful musicians and ...

Jefferson Airplane: Open Up, Tune In, Turn On

Profile and Interview by uncredited writer, Time, May 1967

THE SNARL of an engine splits the stillness. Out of the half-light, the projected silhouette of a Piper Cub glides ghostlike across a side wall. ...

The Golden Road: A Report on San Francisco

Overview by Paul Williams, Crawdaddy!, June 1967

SITTING IN THE window. Sixth Avenue, Greenwich Village, flirting with the girls going by, the Grateful Dead very loud on 4X speakers somewhere in the ...

Airplane Magic Creeps Up... Jefferson Airplane: Surrealistic Pillow (RCA Victor)

Review by uncredited writer, Disc and Music Echo, September 1967

'My Best Friend'; '3/5 Of A Mile In 10 Seconds'; 'D.C.B.A.25'; 'How Do You Feel'; 'Embryonic Journey'; 'Don't Slip Away'; 'Come Up The Years'; 'Chauffeur ...

Jefferson Airplane: The Fantasy World of Grace Slick...

Interview by Derek Boltwood, Record Mirror, October 1967

THE WONDERS of modern science never fail to leave me gasping for breath. I find it absolutely incredible to think that I could, for example, ...

A Quiet Afternoon With The Airplane

Report and Interview by Tony Leigh, KRLA Beat, March 1968

IT WAS A weird sort of afternoon. The Airplane were in Los Angeles, holed up at a motel on Franklin Blvd. in Hollywood. Their public ...

Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead: Melodyland, Anaheim CA

Live Review by Bill Wasserzieher, Long Beach Press-Telegram, March 1968

San Francisco Bands Shortchange Anaheim Audience ...

Jefferson Airplane et al: Newport Pop Festival, Orange County Fairgrounds CA

Live Review by Ann Moses, NME, August 1968

NEWPORT FESTIVAL FAILURE ...

The Doors/Jefferson Airplane: The Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Derek Grant, NME, September 1968

THE RUMOURS were flying. Doors drummer John Densmore was missing. The groups were arguing as to who would go on first. There was some speculation ...

Jefferson Airplane: The Isle of Wight Pop Festival

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, September 1968

A SMALL bronze medal should be struck and presented to all the survivors of the Isle of Wight Pop Festival. They are the brave men ...

The Newport Pop Festival: Two Days of Surprises, Flowers, Cream Pies... and Super Sounds!

Live Review by Carol Deck, Flip, December 1968

THE ONLY THING really wrong with the Newport Pop Festival held recently in Orange Country, Calif, was that it wasn't in Monterey. ...

Jefferson Airplane, Buddy Guy: Fillmore East, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, New York Times, December 1968

Psychedelic Music Still Keeps The Jefferson Airplane Flying ...

Hey, Mr. Bassman

Overview by Lenny Kaye, Fusion, September 1969

THE ELECTRIC revolution that helped to spawn rock and roll also helped to popularize a whole new set of instruments to take along on its ...

Jefferson Airplane: Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by John Mendelsohn, Los Angeles Times, November 1969

GLORIOUSLY RESPLENDENT in crushed velvet and faded Levis, and backed by what was possibly the Glenn McKay troupe’s most breathtaking lightshow since Monterey, Jefferson Airplane, ...

Hot Tuna

Report and Interview by Danny Goldberg, Circus, April 1971

"THE JEFFERSON Airplane" Jerry Garcia has said, "are a bunch of crazy madmen. Together, they have their own unique chemistry which is like a very ...

Papa John Creach: Papa John Makes It With Rock

Profile and Interview by Roger St. Pierre, NME, January 1972

THE ONE-TIME phenomenon of young white rock musicians playing on records by old black blues musicians has become a commonplace thing. ...

Jefferson Airplane: Long John Silver/Pamela Polland: Pamela Polland

Review by Simon Frith, Cream, November 1972

Jefferson Airplane: Long John Silver (Grunt)Pamela Polland: Pamela Polland (CBS) ...

Jefferson Airplane: 30 Seconds Over Winterland (Grunt)

Review by Lester Bangs, Phonograph Record, June 1973

WHAT A BUNCHA duds. What a deadass disco. What a waste of space, Mace, grease, you name it. Time was when the Jefferson Airplane were ...

Jefferson Airplane: 30 Seconds Over Winterland

Review by Nick Kent, NME, June 1973

THERE'S REALLY nothing quite as dead as the recent past – for further proof just dig out those old Jefferson Airplane albums currently collecting dust ...

Jefferson Airplane: Just An Exercise At Being Repulsive?

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, June 1973

"WE ARE all outlaws in the eyes of America," sang Grace Slick from the stage at Woodstock. God, it must be fun to be a ...

Jefferson Airplane: Plane Sailing

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, June 1973

A LITTLE GIRL on a bicycle, who couldn't have been older than 12, overheard me asking the way to Olympic Studios last Wednesday night. I'd ...

Pipeline

Column by Mark Shipper, Phonograph Record, July 1973

AS THE DUKE of American Rock Critics, I am afforded privileges and favors undreamed of by others in my profession. ...

Jefferson Airplane: Jefferson Airplane Takes Off

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, August 1974

Birth-pangs of the acid monster ...

Jefferson Airplane: Don't Just Do Something, Stand There…

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, September 1974

UP GOES the window and out comes the head. ...

Grace Slick Talks

Interview by Rob Bowman, ZigZag, October 1974

Grace Slick, over the last ten years, has attained great notoriety fronting Jefferson Airplane. ...

Grace Slick Interviewed: Grass, Acid And The Starship

Interview by Jim Esposito, Oui, February 1977

GRACE SLICK, the original Acid Queen, was born Grace Wing October 30th, 1939, in Chicago, Illinois. Her father was an investment banker. Her mother, a ...

Groupies: They're Still Grabbin' for the Stars

Report and Interview by Ben Fong-Torres, San Francisco Chronicle, September 1984

Sweet Spencer,So many feelings I have experienced with you that you have become a part of me. The other day, from out of a heavy, ...

Paul Kantner

Interview by David Gans, unpublished, June 1986

This interview was an exploratory conversation for a book project that didn't happen. ...

The San Francisco Sound

Retrospective and Interview by Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, August 1990

"My eyes were opened. There's a new world and a new society and a new spirit." ...

The Jefferson Airplane Chronicles: Marty Balin

Interview by Jeff Tamarkin, Relix, April 1993

READING THE following interview, one might get a sense that there are two Marty Balins. ...

Jefferson Airplane's Joey Covington

Retrospective and Interview by Jeff Tamarkin, Goldmine, December 1995

BORN IN EAST Conemaugh, Pennsylvania, Covington moved to Los Angeles, where he played in a band called Tsong before meeting the Airplane's male lead singer, ...

Haight-Ashbury

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, Independent on Sunday, December 1997

The times they have a-changed, but not without a certain irony. Or a certain continuity, come to that. ...

Jefferson Airplane: Surrealistic Pillow/Crown Of Creation/Volunteers

Review by Jon Savage, MOJO, March 1998

Straight mid-price reissues of the Airplane's second, fourth and sixth albums – first time in the UK for Surrealistic Pillow ...

Jefferson Airplane: Surrealistic Pillow/Crown Of Creation/Volunteers

Review by Ian MacDonald, Uncut, April 1998

"COUNTRY blues at deafening volume," was the verdict of one English pop star on Californian acid-rock in 1967, a view then widely held among his ...

Flying High with the Jefferson Airplane: How John Van Hamersveld created the cover of Crown of Creation

Book Excerpt by John Van Hamersveld, Surfadelic: From Surf Saga to Artist 64-74, October 2001

DECEMBER 31st, 1967: The Winterland Ballroom. San Francisco. Bill Graham's The Doors concert this evening. I'm checking out the show backstage with The Family Dog ...

Jefferson Airplane: Ignition

Review by Mark Paytress, MOJO, November 2001

THERE ARE winners and losers in the shifting sands of rock fashion and, much as it hurts to write it, Jefferson Airplane seem like losers. ...

High Priestess: Grace Slick and ‘White Rabbit’

Retrospective and Interview by Mark Paytress, Guardian, The, November 2002

White Rabbit has just come out top in a poll to find the finest drug song ever. Mark Paytress discovers that its writer/singer Grace Slick ...

Skip Spence and the Sad Saga of Moby Grape

Book Excerpt by Jeff Tamarkin, 'Got a Revolution', 2003

IN THE SUMMER of 1965, Jefferson Airplane decided to dismiss their first drummer, Jerry Peloquin. That's when a golden boy named Alexander "Skip" Spence came ...

Jefferson Airplane: The Summer Of Haight

Retrospective and Interview by Jeff Tamarkin, MOJO, April 2003

In January 1967, Jefferson Airplane were all set for take-off. But within months their dream was crumbling. Jeff Tamarkin on the destructive undercurrent to the ...

The Rise & Crash Of Jefferson Airplane

Book Review by Michael Goldberg, Neumu, May 2003

PERHAPS THE MOST endearing thing about Jefferson Airplane that emerges from Jeff Tamarkin's in-depth biography of the group, Got a Revolution! The Turbulent Flight of ...

The End Of The Beginning: Jefferson Airplane at Altamont

Book Excerpt by Jeff Tamarkin, Helter Skelter Books, Summer 2003

THE VIOLENCE AT Altamont had begun before the Airplane even arrived, when a number of Hell’s Angels, who had been amassing near the stage, wantonly ...

Frisco, Where Art Thou: Reassessing the Musical Legacy of the '60s Psychedelic Capital

Retrospective by Gene Sculatti, Rock's Backpages, September 2010

LAST SATURDAY, paging through an article on Robert Plant in the September issue of MOJO, I learned that, upon their initial meeting in a Dublin ...

see also Papa John Creach

see also Great Society, The

see also Jefferson Starship

see also KBC Band, The

see also Grace Slick

see also Skip Spence

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