An interesting look at one of rock’s most inventive and enduring bands, with concert footage and interviews.
01 November 2022 | James Porteous | Clipper Media News
It seems to be very rare to hear mention of Jefferson Airplane when people recount this musical era, but musically they were one of the best, most imaginative and inventive bands… ever. From top-notch musicians and fantastic singers, they certainly started out in the acid days but were never less than a hardworking and dedicated band. And the music stands the test of time. James
Jefferson Airplane was an American rock band based in San Francisco, California, that became one of the pioneering bands of psychedelic rock. Formed in 1965, the group defined the San Francisco Sound and was the first from the Bay Area to achieve international commercial success. They were headliners at the Monterey Pop Festival (1967), Woodstock…
‘Fly Jefferson Airplane’ documents an eight-year-period of one of the greatest bands to emerge from San Francisco.
Their story is told through brand new interviews with band members and their manager, complete vintage performances of their biggest hits, and through rare and never-seen-before photos.
Band member interviews and fascinating rare footage combine to tell the story of the Jefferson Airplane and the 1960s San Francisco psychedelic ballroom scene.
Not to be missed is the color footage of the original band lineup (with Signe Andersen—not Grace Slick) performing at the Fillmore with lots of shots of hippie trippers and the wild liquid light show.
The group reveals the inspiration of several of their songs.
Footage from Bell Telephone Hour, Smothers Brothers Show, Perry Como Special, promo films and more.
Complete songs include “It’s No Secret,” “Somebody To Love,” “White Rabbit,” “Crown Of Creation,” “Lather,” “We Can Be Together,” “Plastic Fantastic Lover,” “Volunteers,” and others.
Grace Slick, Marty Balin, Paul Kantner, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Spencer Dryden, Bill Thompson.’