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.
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.'
Classic rock fans know that Jefferson Airplane went through three distinct incarnations before finally calling it quits in the early '90s. They also know that Jefferson Airplane, the band that started in Sa
‘Somebody To Love’ was first recorded by an obscure Bay Area band called the Great Society, which featured Grace Slick on vocals and her brother, Darby, on guitar. (The latter also wrote the song, which was then titled ‘Someone To Love.’)
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