1969 – Jefferson Airplane’s Paul Kantner is arrested for marijuana possession in Hawaii.
1969 – At California’s Fantasy Faire and Magic Mountain Music Festival you can see performances by the Byrds, the Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Smokey Robinson, and Dionne Warwick. Hopefully you don’t have to wear a silly Gandalf hat.
1969 – A car crash takes the lives of Fairport Convention drummer Martin Lamble and Jeanne “Genie the Taylor” Franklin. Franklin was a clothes designer for, among others, Jefferson Airplane, Donovan, and Jimi Hendrix.
1968 – The Newport Pop Festival starts today, featuring performers like the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and Steppenwolf. The two day Newport Pop Festival took place in Costa Mesa, California with Alice Cooper, Canned Heat, Chambers Brothers, Charles Lloyd Quartet, Country Joe and the Fish, Electric Flag, James Cotton Blues Band, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, […]
1968 – The Doors, the Animals, Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother & the Holding Company, Country Joe & the Fish, and Taj Mahal all play the Northern California Folk Rock Festival.
1967 – Jefferson Airplane and the Doors perform at the Anaheim Civic Center in California. Jim Morrison behaves himself.
1967 – Jefferson Airplane appear on American Bandstand, playing “White Rabbit” and “Somebody to Love.”
1967 – The Jefferson Airplane perform at the Human Be-In in San Francisco, where attendees were asked to bring food, flowers, beads, feathers, bells and banners. Jerry Rubin, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Timothy Leary address the crowd. A lot more fun is to be had over at the California Hall, where the Ike and […]
1966 – Grace Slick performs as a member of Jefferson Airplane for the first time at San Francisco’s Fillmore West after Signe Anderson bows out of the group’s lineup. Slick introduces the band to two new songs, “White Rabbit” and “Somebody to Love.”
1966 – The Rolling Stones play San Francisco’s Cow Palace, with Jefferson Airplane and Sopwith Camel opening.
1966 – The Jefferson Airplane perform at a benefit for the Haight-Ashbury Legal Organization in San Francisco.
1965 – A day after opening San Francisco’s Coffee Gallery, the Great Society featuring Grace Slick score another gig. This time the band plays with Jefferson Airplane and the Charlatans at the Family Dog collective dance and concert at San Francisco’s Longshoremen’s Hall.