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Quicksilver Messenger Service - 100% match to Jefferson Airplane

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Of all the bands that came out of the San Francisco area during the late 60s Quicksilver typified most the style, attitude and sound of that era. The original band in 1964 comprised Dino Valenti (Chester Powers, 7 October 1937 (1943 is also cited), Danbury, Connecticut, USA, d. 16 November 1994, Santa Rosa, California, USA; vocals), John Cipollina (b. 24 August 1943, Berkel Read more

Jefferson Starship - 75% match to Jefferson Airplane

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formerly the Jefferson Airplane, the band evolved into the Jefferson Starship after Paul Kantner (17 March 1941, San Francisco, California, USA; guitar/vocals) had previously released Blows Against The Empire in 1970, billed as Paul Kantner with the Jefferson Starship. His fascination with science fiction no doubt led the Airplane to metamorphose into a Starship.

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The Doors - 73% match to Jefferson Airplane

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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‘If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.’ This quote from poet William Blake, via Aldous Huxley, was an inspiration to Jim Morrison (James Douglas Morrison, 8 December 1943, Melbourne, Florida, USA, d. 3 July 1971, Paris, France), a student of theatre arts at the University of California and an aspiring musician. Read more

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Country Joe & The Fish - 72% match to Jefferson Airplane

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Berkeley, California, USA, in 1965, this imaginative quintet began life as the Instant Action Jug Band. Former folk singer Country Joe McDonald (1 January 1942, El Monte, California, USA) established the band with guitarist Barry Melton (b. 1947, Brooklyn, New York, USA), the only musicians to remain in the line-up throughout its turbulent history. Part of a politi Read more

Iron Butterfly - 62% match to Jefferson Airplane

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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During the progressive music revolution in the late 60s, one of the most surprising successes was that of Iron Butterfly. The band was formed in 1966 by Doug Ingle (9 September 1946, Omaha, Nebraska, USA; organ/vocals) and Ron Bushy (b. 23 September 1941, Washington, DC, USA; drums), with Danny Weiss (guitar), Jerry Penrod (bass) and Darryl DeLoach (vocals) completing the li Read more

Grace Slick - 59% match to Jefferson Airplane

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Grace Barnett Wing, 30 October 1939, Evanston, Illinois, USA. A former fashion model, Grace Slick began a career in music by contributing recorder and piano soundtracks to husband Jerry’s films. This experience was later enhanced by an interest in the nascent San Francisco rock scene and in August 1965 the couple formed the Great Society. This short-lived group combined Read more

Cream - 56% match to Jefferson Airplane

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Probably the most famous trio in the history of rock music, Cream comprised Jack Bruce (John Symon Asher, 14 May 1943, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland; bass/vocals), Eric Clapton (b. Eric Patrick Clapp, 30 March 1945, Ripley, Surrey, England; guitar) and Ginger Baker (b. Peter Baker, 19 August 1939, Lewisham, London, England; drums). In their two and a half years together, Cr Read more

Big Brother & The Holding Company - 55% match to Jefferson Airplane

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in September 1965, this pivotal San Franciscan rock outfit evolved out of ‘jam’ sessions held in the basement of a communal house. Sam Andrew (18 December 1941, Taft, California, USA; guitar/vocals), Peter Albin (b. 6 June 1944, San Francisco, California, USA; bass/vocals) and Chuck Jones (b. 7 May 1939, San Francisco, California, USA; drums) had originally Read more

Janis Joplin - 54% match to Jefferson Airplane

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 January 1943, Port Arthur, Texas, USA, d. 4 October 1970, Hollywood, California, USA. Having made her performing debut in December 1961, this expressive singer subsequently enjoyed a tenure at Houston’s Purple Onion club. Drawing inspiration from Bessie Smith and Odetta, Joplin developed a brash, uncompromising vocal style quite unlike accustomed folk Madonnas Joan B Read more

Strawberry Alarm Clock - 51% match to Jefferson Airplane

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Based in California and originally known as the Sixpence, the Strawberry Alarm Clock enjoyed a US number 1 in 1967 with the memorable ‘Incense And Peppermints’. This euphoric slice of ‘flower-power’ bubblegum was initially intended as a b-side and the featured voice was that of a friend on hand during the session, rather than an official member. The group - Read more

The Great Society - 47% match to Jefferson Airplane

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s
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The Great Society was formed in August 1965 by Grace Slick (Grace Barnett Wing, 30 October 1939, Evanston, Illinois, USA; vocals, piano, recorder, guitar), her husband Jerry (drums) and his brother Darby Slick (lead guitar). David Minor (rhythm guitar) and Bard DuPont (bass) completed the line-up having replaced Bill and Jean Piersol, although DuPont was replaced by Peter va Read more

13th Floor Elevators - 45% match to Jefferson Airplane

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Austin, Texas, USA in 1965, this influential psychedelic rock band evolved from the nucleus of the Lingsmen, a popular local attraction. The original line-up included Stacey Sutherland (guitar), Benny Thurman (bass), John Ike Walton (drums) and Max Rainey (vocals), but the latter was replaced by Roky Erickson (Roger Kynard Erickson, 15 July 1947, Dallas, Texas, USA Read more

Kaleidoscope - 43% match to Jefferson Airplane

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Yardbirds - 43% match to Jefferson Airplane

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This pivotal UK R&B outfit was formed in London in 1963 when Keith Relf (22 March 1943, Richmond, Surrey, England, d. 14 May 1976; vocals, harmonica) and Paul Samwell-Smith (b. 8 May 1943, Richmond, Surrey, England; bass), both members of semi-acoustic act the Metropolis Blues Quartet, joined forces with Chris Dreja (b. 11 November 1944, Surbiton, Surrey, England; rhythm Read more

Moby Grape - 40% match to Jefferson Airplane

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The legend that continues to grow and grow around this memorable late 60s San Francisco, California, USA band is mainly based on their magnificent debut album, which fans vainly willed them to repeat. This iconoclastic but sometimes shambling unit was formed in September 1966, with the seminal line-up of Alexander ‘ Skip’ Spence (18 April 1946, Windsor, Ontario, Ca Read more


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