Along with the Grateful Dead, the Jefferson Airplane is regarded as the most successful San Francisco band of the late 60s. The band was formed in August 1965 by Marty Balin (Martyn Jerel Buchwald, 30 January 1942, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; vocals/guitar). The other members in the original line-up were Paul Kantner (b. 17 March 1941, San Francisco, California, USA; guitar/vocals) and Jorma Kaukonen (b. 23 December 1940, Washington, DC, USA; guitar/vocals). Bob Harvey and Jerry Peloquin gave way to Skip Spence (b. Alexander Lee Spence, 18 April 1946, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, d. 16 April 1999, Santa Cruz, California, USA) and Signe Anderson (b. Signe Toly Anderson, 15 September 1941, Seattle, Washington, USA). Their replacements, Spencer Dryden (b. 7 April 1938, New York City, New York, USA, d. 11 January 2005, Penngrove, California, USA; drums) and Jack Casady (b. John William Casady, 13 April 1944, Washington, DC, USA), made up a seminal band that blended folk and...
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