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40 Years Ago: Jefferson Starship’s ‘Red Octopus’ Offered a Complete Vision

Jefferson Starship's two-times platinum smash 'Red Octopus' will always be best known for the No. 3 hit "Miracles." But the album was much more than the sum of its breakout song.

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Mario Tama, Getty Images

Paul Kantner Is Back to ‘Semi-Normal’ After Suffering Heart Attack

Weeks after a heart attack sent him to the hospital, Jefferson Airplane co-founder Paul Kantner says he's on the path to recovery.

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Mario Tama, Getty Images

Paul Kantner Has Been Sidelined With a Suspected Heart Attack

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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Mario Tama, Getty Images

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

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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RCA Records

35 Years Ago: Jefferson Starship Plugs In For ‘Freedom at Point Zero’

The twin departures of both Marty Balin and (briefly) Grace Slick gave Jefferson Starship an opportunity to update its sound in advance of new decade -- and the results on 'Freedom at Point Zero' offered a more straight-forward, more metallic approach.

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How Jefferson Airplane Became Jefferson Starship – And Then Just Starship

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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Jefferson Starship, ‘Light the Sky on Fire’ – Hilariously Outdated Videos

We usually use our Hilariously Outdated Videos series to unearth music clips marked by visual and conceptual anachronisms denoting their origins in a distant past. So it takes a very special candidate to make the grade while simultaneously attempting to depict a future time and place -- or at least a galaxy far, far away ...

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Jefferson Starship’s Slick Aguilar Receives Liver Transplant

Jefferson Starship guitarist Slick Aguilar has been through some trying medical times lately, but it looks like his ordeal will have a happy ending.

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Jefferson Starship’s Slick Aguilar ‘First in Line’ for Liver Transplant

Guitarist Slick Aguilar, a mainstay in the Jefferson Starship lineup since Paul Kantner rebooted the group in 1992, may soon receive the long-awaited liver transplant he needs to save his life.

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Express/Hulton Archive, Getty Images

35 Years Ago: Grace Slick Quits Jefferson Starship After Drunken Germany Show

By the middle of 1978, Jefferson Airplane had upgraded to Starship and were in the process of running out of fuel. The band (including singer Grace Slick) was on tour in Europe to promote the recently released 'Earth' album when a stop in Germany deteriorated into a confusing mess. "She'd always had a thing about Germany," wrote Jeff Tamarkin in the band bio 'Got a Revolution!' "All things Deutsche brought out the worst in her."

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