August 23, 2009
I enjoyed Randy Lewis' album review ("Groovy Sounds, Again," Aug. 9). In late June Sony/Legacy released a series of Woodstock recordings titled "The Woodstock Experience" featuring complete sets by Johnny Winter, Santana, Sly & the Family Stone, Jefferson Airplane and Janis Joplin. Joplin's set is a revelation. It's a shame the Who's set has not been released; I have the bootleg of their performance, and it's quite good. Greg Stanford Sherman Oaks
March 24, 2007 |
Is this a flashback? One faction of the 1960s psychedelic band Jefferson Airplane is again suing founding member Paul Kantner, alleging that he's using the band's name without permission. Singer Grace Slick and Bill Thompson, former manager of Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship, filed the federal suit this week, accusing Kantner of violating trademark rights and a settlement signed in 1985.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 2005 |
Spencer Dryden, a drummer for the legendary rock band the Jefferson Airplane, has died of cancer. He was 66. Dryden, who died Monday at his home in Petaluma, Calif., had retired from performing 10 years ago, although he hadn't been working much before that. "I'm gone," he told the San Francisco Chronicle last May. "I'm out of it. I've left the building."
November 26, 2000 |
She once performed topless in the rain so she wouldn't ruin her silk blouse, and she threatened to spike President Nixon's tea with LSD. But that was a lifetime ago for Grace Slick, the steely psychedelic rocker who added enough salt to her words to wither a seasoned sailor. These days, she has tamed that wild child. And she's turned to painting to get her creative urges out.
July 31, 1999
With regard to Steve Hochman's review of the "Oar" tribute album (Record Rack, July 10), Skip Spence did indeed play drums with Jefferson Airplane. But it was as a guitar player in MobyGrape that he helped create their wonderful guitar-driven sound, with Don Stevenson supplying the beat. JON SANDERS La Crescenta
June 2, 1996 |
Jim Carrey's hokey but surprisingly evocative rendition of the Jefferson Airplane '60s anthem "Somebody to Love" would be reason enough to buy this collection--but there's plenty more. Silverchair's adrenaline-pumping "Blind," Ruby's exotic "This Is" and Cypress Hill's brooding "The Last Assassin" make this collection a sure-fire summer hit. * Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor), two stars (fair), three stars (good) and four stars (excellent).