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Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit, Live from Woodstock 1969    Music video

 

Jefferson Airplane, White Rabbit ,

Live from Woodstock 1969 with Lyrics by John Anderson

@ Kilo Kilo Studio (UK).

 

Grace Slick's Lyrics

are based on her early life as a child,

being read the books of Lewis Carroll's

1865 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

and its 1871 sequel Through the Looking-Glass ...

hence the references to the hookah-smoking caterpillar,

the White Knight, the Red Queen, and the Dormouse.

 

YouTube > Kilo Kilo Studio (UK)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl89g2SwMh4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Kantner, center, with glasses,

and the rest of Jefferson Airplane in San Francisco

in 1968.

 

From left,

singer Marty Balin,

singer Grace Slick,

drummer Spencer Dryden,

Mr. Kantner,

guitarist Jorma Kaukonen

and bass guitarist Jack Casady.

 

Photogfraph: Associated Press

 

Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane Dies at 74

By WILLIAM GRIMES        NYT

JAN. 28, 2016

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/29/
arts/music/paul-kantner-of-jefferson-airplane-dies-at-74.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jefferson Airplane in the mid-1960s.

 

From left,

Paul Kantner,

Skip Spence,

Marty Balin,

Signe Toly Anderson,

Jorma Kaukonen

and Jack Casady.

 

Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives

Getty Images

 

Signe Anderson, Jefferson Airplane Singer, Dies at 74

NYT

FEB. 2, 2016

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/02/
arts/music/signe-anderson-jefferson-airplane-singer-dies-at-74.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jefferson Airplane    1965-1972

 

one of the definitive

San Francisco psychedelic

groups of the 1960s,

and the guiding spirit

of its successor,

Jefferson Starship

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/29/
arts/music/paul-kantner-of-jefferson-airplane-dies-at-74.html

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/aug/23/
grace-slick-and-jack-casady-of-jefferson-airplane-how-we-made-white-rabbit

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/29/
obituaries/marty-balin-dead.html

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/29/
652934717/jefferson-airplane-co-founder-singer-and-songwriter-marty-balin-dead-at-76

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/02/
arts/music/signe-anderson-jefferson-airplane-singer-dies-at-74.html

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/01/29/
464833846/remembering-jefferson-airplane-s-paul-kantner-
who-helped-defined-psychedelic-roc

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/29/
arts/music/paul-kantner-of-jefferson-airplane-dies-at-74.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jan/29/
jefferson-airplane-founder-paul-kantner-dies-aged-74

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marty Balin (born Martyn Jerel Buchwald)        1942-2018

 

founder, lead singer

and songwriter

of the groundbreaking

San Francisco

psychedelic band

Jefferson Airplane

and a key member

of that band’s

1970s successor,

Jefferson Starship

 

(...)

 

Mr. Balin was a prime mover

in the flowering

of psychedelic rock

in mid-1960s San Francisco,

not only as a founding member

of Jefferson Airplane in 1965,

but also as an original

owner of the Matrix,

a club that opened that year

and nurtured bands and artists

like the Grateful Dead,

Big Brother

and the Holding Company,

Santana and Steppenwolf.

 

Mr. Balin’s voice could offer

the intimate solace of ballads

like Jefferson Airplane’s

“Today,”

the siren wails

of a frantic acid-rocker

like the group’s

“Plastic Fantastic Lover”

or the soul-pop entreaties

of Jefferson Starship’s

“Miracles.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/29/
obituaries/marty-balin-dead.html

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/29/
652934717/jefferson-airplane-co-founder-singer-and-songwriter-marty-balin-dead-at-76

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/29/
obituaries/marty-balin-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Lorin Kantner        1941-2016

 

Paul Kantner,

a founding member

of Jefferson Airplane,

one of the definitive

San Francisco

psychedelic groups

of the 1960s,

and the guiding spirit

of its successor,

Jefferson Starship

 

(...)

 

Mr. Kantner,

who started as a folk singer,

had a mellow baritone voice

that blended ideally

with the penetrating

tenor of Marty Balin,

and the powerful mezzo

of Grace Slick,

who joined the band

after its first album.

 

He played a steady rhythm guitar

that anchored the freak-out style

of the group’s lead guitarist,

Jorma Kaukonen,

and the adventurous bass lines

of Jack Casady.

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/29/
arts/music/paul-kantner-of-jefferson-airplane-dies-at-74.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/29/
arts/music/paul-kantner-of-jefferson-airplane-dies-at-74.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signe Toly / Signe Toly Anderson        1941-2016

 

original female vocalist

with Jefferson Airplane,

who left the band

after its first album

and was replaced by Grace Slick

 

(...)

 

Ms. Anderson

died the same day

as another original

member of the Airplane,

the singer and guitarist

Paul Kantner,

who was also 74.

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/02/
arts/music/signe-anderson-jefferson-airplane-singer-dies-at-74.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/02/
arts/music/signe-anderson-jefferson-airplane-singer-dies-at-74.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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