2005 – American drummer Spencer Dryden died from colon cancer at his home in California aged 66. Was the drummer for Jefferson Airplane, (replaced Skip Spence), New Riders of the Purple Sage and The Dinosaurs. Dryden was the Nephew of Charlie Chaplin.
1994 – Papa John Creach, the 76-year-old violinist with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, dies of heart failure. Name: John Henry Creach Born: May 28, 1917, Beaver Falls, PA Died: Feb 22, 1994, Midway Hospital, Los Angeles, CA. (Pneumonia following heart attack) Siblings: 4 Sisters, 5 Brothers. Spouse: Gretchen, (1964 or 1966 – 1994) Children: […]
1974 – Jefferson Airplane is re-named Jefferson Starship.
1970 – Jefferson Airplane is fined for using profanity during a show in Oklahoma City. The fine is $1,000.
1968 – The Move, The Pretty Things, The Crazy World Of Aurthur Brown, Orange Bicycle, Jefferson Airplane, Fairport Convention and Tyrannosaurus Rex all appeared at the first Isle Of Wight Festival held over two days. Tickets, 25 shillings, ($3.00).
1968 – Fleetwood Mac, Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane all appeared for the first of a three night run
1968 – Fleetwood Mac, Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane all appeared for the first of a three night run at the Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, California.
1944 – Session pianist Nicky Hopkins is born in London. He played with just about everybody, making valuable contributions to the Beatles’ White Album, Jefferson Airplane’s Volunteers, and more than a dozen Rolling Stones albums, including Beggars Banquet and Let It Bleed. Nicky Hopkins (born Nicholas Christian Hopkins (February 24, 1944 in Harlesden, North London, […]
1942 – Marty Balin is born in Cincinnati on this day in Rock. Marty (born Martyn Jerel Buchwald, January 30, 1942) was a member of Jefferson Airplane/Starship. He formed the band during the 1960’s as part of the psychadelic rock movement coming out of Haight Ashbury. DiscographySolo albums Balin (1981) (includes the single, “Hearts”) Lucky (1983) There’s […]
1940 – Born on this day, Jorma Kaukonen, guitar, Jefferson Airplane, (1967 US No.18 single ‘White Rabbit’). Hot Tuna.