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Paul Kantner Has Been Sidelined With a Suspected Heart Attack

Mario Tama, Getty Images
Mario Tama, Getty Images

Paul Kantner, co-founder of Jefferson Airplane and then Jefferson Starship, is in the hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack.

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21 Years Ago: Grace Slick Arrested After Armed Confrontation With Police

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Express, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

For many, Grace Slick's voice is synonymous with the Summer of Love -- but in 1994, the former Jefferson Airplane singer had a Shotgun March.

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Jefferson Airplane vs. the Band – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame, Round One

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Ultimate Classic Rock

Do you want somebody to love, or would you rather go up on Cripple Creek?

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Bill Thompson, Jefferson Airplane Manager, Dies at 70

Michael Ochs Archive / JeffersonAirplane.com
Michael Ochs Archive / JeffersonAirplane.com

Bill Thompson, who managed Jefferson Airplane, died of a heart attack in Mill Valley, Calif., yesterday.

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Jefferson Starship Plans to Honor Predecessors In Jefferson Airplane During 2015 Shows

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Mario Tama, Getty Images

Jefferson Starship is planning to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their legendary predecessors in Jefferson Airplane during tour stops in 2015.

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45 Years Ago: Jefferson Airplane Call for a Revolution on ‘Volunteers’

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RCA Records, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Jefferson Airplane's breakthrough second album 'Surrealistic Pillow' was all about peace and love in 1967.

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How Jefferson Airplane Became Jefferson Starship – And Then Just Starship

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RCA / Grunt Records / Paradise Artists

How Starship traded in the Summer of Love ideals espoused by their original incarnation, Jefferson Airplane, for a handful of Top 40 hits.

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Jeff Beck Vs. Jefferson Airplane – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Round One

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One of rock's most revered guitarists is pitted against one of the most subversive and popular groups of the '60s as Jeff Beck battles Jefferson Airplane in round one of June's UCR Hall of Fame voting.

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Joey Covington, Hot Tuna and Jefferson Airplane Drummer, Dead at 67

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JoeyCovington.com

Joey Covington, who helped to create Hot Tuna and played drums in Jefferson Airplane for a few years, has died at the age of 67. He passed away on June 4 following a car crash in Palm Springs.

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40 Years Ago: Jefferson Airplane Barred From Playing Free Hometown Concert

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RCA Records, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Forty years ago today, '60s flower-power icons Jefferson Airplane were denied permission to perform a free concert in their hometown of San Francisco. The slight cut much deeper than your average bummer in the summer; it was a huge insult to the band, which had been instrumental in making the City by the Bay an integral part of the counterculture, thanks to hit songs like 'White Rabbit' and 'Somebody to Love.'

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