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

RCA Records
RCA Records

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

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Jefferson Starship, ‘Light the Sky on Fire’ – Hilariously Outdated Videos

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We usually use our Hilariously Outdated Videos series to unearth music clips marked by visual and conceptual anachronisms denoting their origins in a distant past.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

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Mario Tama, Getty Images

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

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Mario Tama, Getty Images

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

Express/Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Express/Hulton Archive, Getty Images

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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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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Jefferson Starship Set To Release Live Four-CD Set

Getty Images
Getty Images

It's a very cool time for fans of the Jefferson Starship. Back in 2009 at the 'Roswell UFO Parade & Festival', the band, along with the likes of Grateful Dead keyboardist Tom Constanten, among others, performed a sci-fi concert at Pearson Auditorium in honor of the parade, also acting as the 'Grand Martians' for that year.

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