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20 Years Ago: Grace Slick Arrested After Armed Confrontation with Police

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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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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

Joey Covington
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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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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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Top 10 Jefferson Airplane Songs

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RCA Records

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

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Grace Slick – October 2012 Classic Rock Birthdays

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Ending out our October, just one day shy of Halloween, is Jefferson Airplane's Grace Slick, a formative figure in groups such as The Great Society, Jefferson Starship and Starship.

Over the years Slick's place in rock 'n' roll has been cemented by the successes of nearly e

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Moby Grape’s Debut LP Turns 45 Years Old

Moby Grape Michael Ochs Archives

Of the many bands to emerge from the San Francisco area in the mid-1960s, the one that kind of got lost in the shuffle was Moby Grape, whose debut album is an absolute classic of the era.

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No. 80: Jefferson Airplane, ‘Somebody To Love’– Top 100 Classic Rock Songs

Hulton Archive, Getty Images / RCA Records
Hulton Archive, Getty Images / RCA Records

‘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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Marty Balin of Jefferson Airplane Turns 70

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Grace Slick may have been 'the face' of Jefferson Airplane, but Marty Balin, who turns 70 today (Jan. 30), was the heart and soul of the legendary band.

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